The National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has commenced his 2023 presidential campaign on Twitter.
It has been reported that the former governor of Lagos launched his campaign hashtag #BAT2023 on the microblogging platform on Thursday (today) while commending the Federal Government for lifting the ban on the bird app seven months after it was prohibited in the country.
According to Tinubu, Twitter just like every other social media is useful to citizens as they are a means of communication and an avenue that enables economic and social empowerment for Nigerians.
Tinubu tweeted: “Social media – indeed all media – including Twitter, are a means for us to all communicate, report, share and engage with stories and each other; to enable economic and social empowerment for Nigerians. But sometimes & sometimes are misused.
I commend the FG for recognizing these aspects and most importantly, concluding negotiations for the safe return of access to Twitter to the millions of Nigerians who use it, daily. Welcome back one and all!
-Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Media Office #BAT2023 @ekometa”.
Meanwhile, the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, has declared his intention to vie for the number one seat in the country in the 2023 presidential election.
Momodu, who joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in October 2021, made this known while speaking to reporters after a meeting with the opposition party chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, in Abuja, Naija News reports.
The former presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the 2011 election said he met with the Ayu to present him with a letter of interest to join the presidential race.
Speaking ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Momodu asked the PDP to be patient in choosing its presidential candidate and ensure that the person is qualified, competent and free of corruption.
The journalist noted that 2023 is very critical as it offers the opposition party the opportunity to rescue Nigeria from the shackles of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
Momodu stated that he is qualified to be the next president, the most prepared aspirant and has the competence to change the fortunes of the country.
He, however, promised not to be intimidated by politicians who have fraudulent loads of cash to buy voters and sway the people to their side.