Ibrahim Babaginda has ruled out former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, from the 2023 presidential election.
In an interview with ARISE TV on Friday, IBB said he strongly believes Nigeria’s next president should be in his 60s.
Atiku and Tinubu have not publicly declared their interest in the 2023 race, but there are strong indications that both men are considering it.
Although Atiku lost the 2019 presidential election to Buhari, he has not publicly stated that he is no longer interested.
Meanwhile, Tinubu’s body language has been hinting at the presidency, while his foot soldiers are going around the country to market him.
IBB told ARISE TV that he strongly believes Nigeria’s next president should be in his 60s.
According to him, he has at least three people in mind.
In 2023, Atiku, who is 75, will be 77, while Tinubu, who celebrated his 68th birthday in March, will be 70.
“I have started visualizing a good Nigerian leader,” he said. The type of person who travels across the country and has a friend virtually everywhere he goes and at least one person he can communicate with.
“That is a person who is very versed in economics and is also a good politician, who can talk to Nigerians.” I have seen one or two of these individuals already in their sixties.”