Debates have been widespread over the possibility of the APC fielding the former Lagos State governor as its presidential candidate after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure expires in 2023.
Maharaj Ji, however, on Wednesday at a news conference held at Maharaj Ji village to herald his ministry’s golden age festival, said he would offer support for Tinubu if he is chosen by his party.
“Anybody can become the president of Nigeria as long as he or she places the interest of the country above personal interest.
“If there is anyone who is fit in the south, it is Sen. Bola Tinubu. So, I will offer him for president if the presidency is going to come from South-West.
“This is because he has been able to play the role of a mobiliser and bridge-builder across the country. Also, Peter Obi is a fine choice from the South-East,” he said.
Maharaj Ji added that there was no rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, saying reports of a crisis between the duo are being created by a fifth column.
He called on government to establish education bank to avail indigent Nigerians access to quality education.
The religious leader expressed support for the government’s closure of borders, saying such move would add economic value to the country.
He issued a three-day ultimatum to the Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) to retract its threats to southern governors over their refusal to make grazing land available in their respective states.