Betta Edu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national women’s leader, thinks Nigerians will push President-elect Bola Tinubu to run for a second term after four years in power.
In an interview with Channels Television on Thursday, Edu stated that Tinubu is fully prepared to “hit the ground running” as soon as he takes office.
She stated that the former Lagos governor will focus on the “low points” of President Muhammadu Buhari’s exiting administration.
“I bet on anything, Nigerians would plead with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, four years down the line, for a second term,” she said.
“The first point we must understand is that Nigeria is a work in progress. If you listen to the speech of President Muhammadu Buhari today at the state banquet hall, he stated very clearly that he has fought a good fight.”
“He said he is handing over Nigeria to someone who he believes will continue from where he stops and do better.”
Tinubu, according to the former Cross River commissioner, has a clearly stated set of programs that will be carried out during his first 60 days in office.
“If you know Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, he is a deep thinker and doer. One who is very strong in terms of analyzing and strategizing,” she added.
“I can boldly tell you for free that the next 60 days have clearly been spelled out by Tinubu — what he hopes to do, what he hopes to achieve, at what point and where.”
“He fully understands the task ahead of him. He is fully prepared. He wants to hit the ground running.”
The president-elect will be sworn in on May 29.