Tinubu Speaks on Who He Will Support If He Wasn’t Running for President in 2023

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that he won’t vote for any of his counterparts if he weren’t contesting the 2023 general elections.

According to the Channels TV reports, Tinubu specifically said he won’t vote for Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if he weren’t on the ballot.


The APC presidential candidate stated this in an interview with BBC News on Monday shortly after his appearance at the Chatham House in London, the United Kingdom.

Asked if he would vote any of Atiku or Obi if he weren’t contesting, Tinubu said, “None, because they are not as competent as any other person out there. They have no track record, none of them is qualified except me.”

The APC flagbearer, however expressed confidence that Nigerians will vote for him because of his long-time dedication to the country.



Tinubu said: “I have confidence that the Nigerian people will go to the polls in a few short months and give me their mandate.”

The presidential hopeful further addressed the controversies around him, stating that his rivals have been disappointed after several attempts to make falter in his journey for the presidency.

While reacting to the issue of electoral violence in his opening speech, the former Lagos state governor said he had advocated free and fair elections during his early days in politics.



Tinubu stated that he does encourage violence, and he will continue to be an advocate against electoral violence.

He said: “I stand firmly against all forms of electoral violence and intimidation. Having spent most of my career in political opposition, I have long fought against electoral malpractice and any attempt to extinguish the legitimate choice of voters. I will continue to do so, I promise.”

The APC chieftain, however, urged his fellow candidates to uphold and preach the same message as the election approaches its penultimate month.


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