Doyin Okupe, a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed some of the edges he has over Bola Tinubu in a possible 2023 race.
Mr. Okupe, who already declared interest to run under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he has an edge over Tinubu.
Although Tinubu is yet to declare an interest in the race, he has been travelling around the northern region and granting favours to its people, fuelling speculations that he is canvassing for support ahead of 2023.
Meanwhile, a number of proxies and groups have continued to declare support for the APC leader, urging him to declare an interest.
In a series of Twitter posts on Sunday, Mr. Okupe claimed he might be intellectually sounder than Tinubu.
Okupe in his tweets said he understands national politics more than Tinubu does, adding that being the only notable Yoruba in the race under the banner of PDP gives him an edge.
“I believe I have a slight edge over him in that I understand national and Presidential politics more than him and in terms of intellectual resourcefulness we are at par if I am not better.
“On my part, a great advantage is that I am the only Yoruba of note in the presidential race from the PDP,” he said.
He noted that Tinubu is also in the wrong political party. He alluded that several subordinates of Tinubu are working against his ambition.
“But Bola Tinubu is coming in from a wrong party where he has such powerful antagonists with the capacity to stop him. The flagrant excesses of his party to which he never reacted publicly especially with issues concerning the SouthWest have made him not to be favoured by some of his own people.
“The other misfortune is that though Bola Tinubu has spent his life and his huge resources on developing political powerful lieutenants who now occupy very high and influential offices, now at his own point of need his major challengers are virtually all from his stable.”