- The Arewa Youth Alliance, has made public their interest concerning the sole candidate for 2023 general elections
- The prominent northern group wants the APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to run for president, stating he is the best man for the job
- The group coordinator, Hon Bello Lawan Bello disclosed that the APC leader possesses the true qualities of a leader and political parties should approve him as the only candidate
Kano state- A Northern group, Arewa Youth Alliance for 2023, has drummed up support for former Lagos state governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the best presidential material in 2023.
Vanguard reports that the group charged all political parties to commence a process of adopting Tinubu as the sole candidate for Nigeria.
In a press statement released on Wednesday, October 20, in Kano, the group coordinator, Honourable Bello Lawan Bello, said the APC leader has all it takes to rule the country.
The statement reads:
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“APC leader has the capacity, national appeal and technical know-how, management skills to lead and unite Nigeria based on his landmark achievement as Lagos Governor and as National leader of APC with voluminous contribution to success of the Buhari administration.
“We are able to understand that majority of the people from Northern Nigeria believe that when the Presidency is zoned to the southern part of the country, there is this single person that has the capacity, capability and charisma to take Nigeria to the promise land and the man is no any other person than Bola Tinubu.
“It is a fact that Tinubu is a champion for progress and development as it was evident with his antecedents while he was the governor of Lagos State. His policies and actions culminated into a practical development model that based on research conducted, many states in Nigeria have since adopted it and this model is also been used by prestigious institutions of learning across the globe as one of the successful development and economic models from Africa’s largest Country.
“The Arewa Youth Alliance for 2023, will leave no stone unturned to ensure Tinubu becomes the next President of Nigeria come 2023 God Willing.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that sources in the All Progressives Congress are claiming that the ruling party might resort to the consensus method in choosing its presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
The sources said this is because the number of party chieftains indicating interest in the presidential ticket is increasing, a situation that might generate serious internal friction.
One of the APC bigwigs who spoke with Punch recently without disclosing his identity stated that at the moment calls are being made to aspirants to unite and reach an agreement ahead of the primary.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that ahead of the 2023 general election, Salihu Lukman, the director-general of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), had said that it would be counter-productive for the ruling APC to pick its presidential candidate outside the party.
Lukman said that pushing negotiation for the emergence of the APC presidential candidate outside the structures of the party is a threat to internal unity among the members and leaders.
In a statement issued on Sunday, October 3, in Abuja, the APC chieftain said campaign and negotiation for power shift should be carried out within the party structures.