Tinubu made this statement in Lagos on Wednesday during a one-day parley between current speakers and deputy speakers of the APC led states.
The formal Lagos state governor has made his intention known to be the president as the nation prepares to go for general election in 2023.
According to the ruling party National Leader, Nigeria has the focus and boldness but doesn’t know how to run the race and take charge of the wheel of progress.
He, therefore, opined that it needs a courageous leader to effect drastic changes that will bring revenue and build the nation. Adding that, he is the man who can do the courageous job.
His statement read: “Nigeria needs me even as I need Nigeria. Nigeria needs drastic courageous changes that will bring revenue and I am that courageous one it needs.
“I was raised to be courageous and this has been working for me.
“I want to bring the same to bear as president of Nigeria.
“Accelerated development of our nation is about thinking and doing, and I am ready to do that again because I am a thinker and doer.
“I want to become president legitimately through the ballot but I reserve the right to brag.
“I started my teething age of politics in the Senate; I was the youngest and I did well.
“I am well educated, sound, brilliant, vibrant, and one of the best alumni of the Chicago State University.
“I was a student-tutor and one of the most sought-after graduates after school as I had five job offers even before graduation.
“In the face of tyranny and all odds, I have survived, stood and fought for democracy, survived the exile, lived without family, while financing other pro-democracy groups.
“I have contributed to sustaining Nigeria’s democracy more than any other person. I am a very passionate being.
“I have contributed immensely more than any other person contesting today. I equally have it better when it comes to legislative experience, I am married to a senator, and have allowed her to practice her religion well,” Tinubu said.
The APC Chieftain is one of the many individuals that have shown interest to run for president in the 2023 election. Others include: Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; former vice president, Atiku Abubakar; former senate president, Bukola Saraki; former Abia state governor, Peter Obi; Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; among others.