The National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has revealed that he told the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), he needed to step from his point of view and not on his toes.
Tinubu said this on Saturday while talking at the Palace of the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, in Abeokuta when he visited him to look for his illustrious gift on his official desire.
Tinubu had during his visit to Buhari at the Aso Villa in January pronounced his desire to succeed Buhari in 2023.
The previous legislative leader of Lagos State, who showed up at the castle of the Alake at 4.35pm, went straight into a private gathering with the ruler.
He had before paid a comparative visit to the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona at his Ijebu-Ode royal residence.
Tending to the ruler, Tinubu said, he chose to communicate his aim to Buhari following calls from his allies and companions to run for President.
Tinubu said he didn’t need his desire to make ill will among himself and Buhari, saying he would have rather not affront the President by “pulling the rug from his feet”.
The APC chief said, “I told the President I need to supplant you and I would rather not irritate you. I let the President know that I need to step from his point of view however not offend him.
“I told him as the main resident, I should begin my Presidential bid by illuminating you first, and he (Buhari) advised me to illuminate the entire world, and I have done that.”