Both politicians claimed it was too early to be talking about who would emerged president in 2023, adding that, it was too early to begin campaign. Amosun in a statement when the news of Presidential ambition broke, the Senate representing Ogun Central at the National Assembly stated ”
…It goes without saying that anyone nursing a Presidential ambition at a time President Muhammadu Buhari has just begun to consolidate on the successes of his first term, is not only an enemy of the Nigerian State, but clearly does not desire any good for Mr President.
”The poster and any of such publication is nothing but sheer distraction. “As a Senator, my hands are full and I am committed to working with fellow patriots on how best to move our nation forward by supporting and working with President Buhari. “There is a time for everything. The time to address 2023 is clearly not anywhere close.”
In the same vein, Tinubu after he visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said “That time is not now. We have just finished one election and Mr. President is busy sorting out the budget, working for the people of this country “..Of course, restlessness of politics is going to be there, but any lover of this country will not talk about the succession plan yet.
That’s the truth. (We should) concentrate on working for the country; help the President to help the country. There’s nothing more than that. ”We cannot use 365 days in a year to work on politics, it’s not possible. Anybody talking about that now is just completely restless and not focused on the agenda of nation-building and development of our country.”