Presidential Aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday begged the senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress to help him achieve what he termed his lifetime ambition of being the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The All Progressives Congress National Leader made the appeal when he met with the lawmakers at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.
The former Governor of Lagos State was received by the APC Senators as led by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan in room 301.
He promised to only step into President Muhammadu Buhari’s shoes not not to step on his toes.
Earlier the Senate President had during the plenary read a letter announcing that Tinubu will be meeting the NASS APC caucus. The letter was signed by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North).
“There will be APC Senate caucus meeting with His Excellency, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu today, March 16, 2022,” Lawan said.
The APC National Leader was received by the APC Senators as led by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan in room 301.
It was also gathered that Tinubu had last week conveyed an invitation to the APC caucus in a letter written to Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, which they read out on the floor at the plenary on March 8, 2022.
The presidential aspirant urged the lawmakers to meet with him to exchange ideas on how to run the country.
In the letter to Gbajabiamila titled, ‘Request for a meeting with the APC caucus’, Tinubu wrote in part, “May I convey my warm greetings to you and through you to the honourable members of this hallowed chamber of the National Assembly.
“After helpful and enlightening consultations with my family, traditional rulers, political associates, and ordinary citizens, I believe it is appropriate that I contest for president of this country.
“Indeed, I see this as my duty and my own moral obligation…that you grant me the chance to address the honourable members of our party’s caucus and sympathisers in the House of Representatives on March 16, 2022. Venue: Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja.”
Tinubu added, “I make this request with the utmost sense of responsibility and humility because this Assembly is unique as an important representative of our people at the national level.
“It will be appropriate for me to establish a discourse with members regarding our political and policy ideas for the nation and how we can best bring to the people the security, progress and prosperity they do clearly deserve. I want to share my vision for the nation with the caucus members and to hear likewise from them.
“Mr Speaker, to borrow the words of our honourable members, I respectively move that you grant me this humble but important request. I thank you and our honourable members in advance for accepting to meet with me to discuss the future of our nation.”