As 2023 general elections fast approach, the leading presidential aspirant and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has got endorsement from the camp of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Being the first to make his intention to run for president to Buhari, Tinubu is also the first to be endorses by Buhari’s camp.

Personal Assistant to the president on digital and new media, Bashir Ahmad, openly endorsed Tinubu.

He made the endorsement through his twitter handle when he was asked to whom he would support between Tinubu and former President Goodluck Jonathan.

In response, Ahmad simply said Tinubu.

Tinubu and Osinbajo are about the leading aspirants that are believed to have made approaches to the president and his inner circle for support but none of them had until now gotten such.

Political pundits believe that Buhari is opposed towards handing over to Tinubu and the president shied away from endorsing the former Lagos State governor when he came in January to formally inform him of his decision to vie for the presidency.

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The hesitance of the president is despite what many believe as the significant role Tinubu played in projecting the Buhari presidency in 2015 and 2019.

Osinbajo has also not fared any better in getting the public support of the president’s camp.

That is especially given what some political pundits refer to as the trust deficit between the camps of the president and his vice president.

When asked by another Twitter user on how he would throw his endorsement between Tinubu and Osinbajo, the Buhari aide was mum.

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