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[2023] ‘Lion of Bourdilon’: No intimidation can stop me, I’m ready to be dirty — Tinubu

The former governor of Lagos State and designated national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Aiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has disclosed he is all out to become the next president of the nation.

The presidential aspirant stated this during a visit to the Olubadan-elect, Dr Lekan Balogun, on Sunday at his Alarere residence.

Tinubu expressing strong determination in his quest to become the nation’s president comes 2023 said; “Each time a Yoruba wants to be president, issues are raised, questions are asked and all sorts of hang-up are encountered.

“We are at a crossroad, people are volunteering to confront me when they were asked that who would confront the Lion of Bourdilon,” he said.

Tinubu expressed his readiness and determination, saying no intimidation or blackmail could stop him from pursuing his quest for the presidency.

“I’m out to become President of Nigeria. No intimidation, no blackmail can stop me.

“I have read about a Greek Philosopher that if you want to fight a pig, you must be ready to be smeared and I’m ready to be dirty,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Olubadan of Ibadan designate, Dr Lekan Balogun, says Nigeria needs a strong leader that will further strengthen its unity comes 2023.

Balogun, who spoke through his brother, Sen. Kola Balogun (PDP-Oyo South), said that the situation in the country currently, called for a leader that would further strengthen its unity.

The Olubadan designate said that he had known Tinubu for a long time and his antecedents as the governor who laid the foundation of the present Lagos.

“Yorubas are the leading light of Nigeria, our people contributed a lot to make Nigeria what it is and without the Yorubas, Nigeria cannot be where it is today.

“But, it is very sad to note the ‘to your tent oh Israel’ that has of recent become the sing-song of the people.

“We are looking forward to a Yoruba president that will further strengthen and unite the country comes 2023.

“We need a leader that has national focus and acceptability; the road may be rough, but, by God’s grace, you will triumph,” he said.

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