An erstwhile governor of Lagos state, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that he cannot rule out the possibility of contesting for the office of the President of Nigeria.
Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), however, maintained that, that could only happen if there is a vacancy at Aso Rock.
The former Lagos governor made this known on Friday during the inauguration of Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the newly elected governor of Ondo state.
If not for the consideration of a Muslim-Muslim ticket, Tinubu would have been the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election.
As a result of this, he had to cede the slot to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
In a video obtained by Sahara Reporters, Tinubu said contesting for any office in Nigeria is an opportunity to serve his country, but added that such ambition is dependent on other political factors.
“You see there is nothing wrong with such ambition. It depends on the timing and the environment and what political leadership dictates. I will not brush aside such an aspiration,” Tinubu said.
Tinubu further alluded to President Buhari’s several attempts at the presidency before finally winning in 2015.
”It has been historical even that Buhari tried first, second, third, and forth before he got it. Resilience, determination, and clarity of purpose. Maybe as a senator, maybe as a president, you cannot rule it out. How can I rule such a thing out, the opportunity to service my country but you only do that when there is a vacancy” he said.