Doyin Okupe has said he is the most qualified to succeed President Buhari in 2023 adding that he fits the description of an ideal president Nigeria should have as recently visualised and recommended by the former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida.
The Ogun state-born politician also said that the northern region should not think about producing the next president in 2023.
Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has said he is the one former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, had in mind during his recent interview where he talked about the 2023 presidency.
The former head of state had said in the interview that he had already seen three potential candidates that can emerge as the president and they are in their 60s.
Babangida had said the next president must be well versed in economics and be a good politician, adding that he has “seen one, or two or three of such persons already.”
His words: “The person (the next President) should be somebody who can pick up his phone and call at least one person in every local government of the federation.
“That means it is somebody who already moved around, who has socially interacted with people from all sections of Nigeria. He understands Nigeria.
“I also agree with that, in his 60s. For instance, if I join the race, I am in my 60s.
“And I think that by what IBB has actually said, I have not spoken to him, I have a feeling that he had me in mind.
“Believe me sincerely. I must be one of them. I am serious. Because there is no local government in this country I have not visited five times in my lifetime, there is none and I am the most really well-prepared person to be president.”