Many presidential aspirants good for democracy – Tinubu

Presidential hopeful of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu says the increasing number of aspirants seeking the party’s ticket is good for democracy.

The politician spoke after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at his residence in Aso Villa, Abuja on Tuesday night.

Tinubu said the rising number of aspirants would put all contenders on their toes.

He said: “The more the merrier. The more they come, the more challenging it becomes for you to think deeply, focus on issues and be ready to serve Nigeria.

“It’s all about service, nothing else. Think wisely, get committed to your thinking to serve the nation and bring progress and prosperity to the lives of Nigerians.

“It’s good for the country for so many of us to aspire to want to lead; we’re not abandoning our nation. But there’s only one chair and one possibility. We will do that.”

He also dismissed fears that having many contenders could trigger a post-primary crisis in the party.

It was learned that as of yesterday 13 people had obtained APC presidential nomination forms. It is believed that up to 20 may enter the race.



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