Nigeria's Ruling Party's Presidential Candidate Tinubu Says He is Still in the 2023 Race

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Ahmed Bola Tinubu has denied withdrawing from the 2023 race for Nigeria's top seat.

Tinubu posted a short video of himself working out on a treadmill via Twitter on Sunday evening, in a bid to debunk rumours making the rounds.

 

The former Lagos State Governor tweeted alongside the video claiming, “many have said I have died; others claim I have withdrawn from the presidential campaign.

 

“Well… Nope.

 

“This is the reality: I am strong, I am healthy and I am READY to serve Nigerians from Day One.”

 

APC had initially scheduled a Peace Walk and Prayers for September 28, to officially kick off campaigns for the 2023 presidential election and other activities but it was put off indefinitely. This was after Tinubu jetted out of the country to London, following the release of the list of the 422-member campaign council, which plunged the ruling party into a crisis.

 

Curiously, the campaign list was immediately disowned by members of the National Working Committee  (NWC), who frowned on the release of the names without recourse to the leadership of the party.

 

That was followed by a leaked letter purportedly written by the national chairman of the party, Senator Abdulahi Adamu, to Tinubu, demanding withdrawal of the 422-member campaign list.

 

Adamu had in the letter warned that any sign of disarray in the party would undermine the spirit and ethos of the campaign and give undue alarm to members and followers of the party across the country.