The Director General of Ahmed Bola Tinubu Support Group Management Council, Abdulmumuni Jibrin Kofa, has d cleared that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu, will contest the 2023 Presidential elections as he described the possible rivals in the party including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti as jokers.

While speaking during an International Press Conference to start the New Year, Kofa said Tinubu’s Presidential contest is a done deal.

“I have the full authority and mandate to today say that Tinubu will go for the Presidency in 2023.”

Kofa, who is also the Managing Director, Federal Housing Authority, described the speculated ambitions of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi as a huge joke, which is going nowhere, emphasising that Tinubu will certainly be in the Presidency in 2023.

Asserting that the Tinubu rivals within and outside the APC were jokers, Kofa said: “Bola Ahmed Tinubu has the pedigree to go for the Presidency, has an edge over any other persons, be it in APC or PDP contesting the Presidency and I bet you by the year 2023, you will see Tinubu in the Villa.

“Let me tell you. Any other persons seeking for the Nigeria exalted seat, more specifically in the APC is a joker and a player. Forget the insinuations. Tinubu is biggest and highest contender that would make it to the Presidency come 2023.

“Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a full blown Nigeria, somebody with large heart, that will take everybody on board, and has the determination, zeal, courage and above all, he has the competence, going by what he has done in Lagos as governor for eight years.”

Besides noting that rivals of Tinubu were jokers, Kofa also commented on a possible “Dark Horse” emerging from either PDP or APC in 2023 as he hinted that is not happening because contenders in both parties are coming out and soon, the space will be fully occupied.

Similarly, on Tinubu’s health to contest the Presidency, he insisted that the man in question is highly fit and alright to stand for the job.

“I can assure you that Tinubu is more than fit to contest the next general elections and even win.

“When you talk of his health, that is something that should not be a topic because it is not an issue for now.”

He advised the PDP and APC to allow full internal democracy among their members, warning that failure to do so would create serious implosion in the parties.

Kofa had at the end of last year organised a special prayer session for the success of Tinubu’s Presidential ambition ahead of 2023 general elections in the country.