- Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been told by the All Progressives Congress that he should not expect the presidential ticket on a platter of gold
- According to deputy national publicity secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, the national leader of the party must follow some procedures
- Going further, he urge it is necessary for Tinubu to continue consulting following his recent declaration
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu should not expect the party's ticket for free according to the party.
The party insisted that its 2023 presidential ticket will not be given to any aspirant on a silver platter, Daily Trust reports.
This was disclosed by the deputy national publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena.
He made this known while reacting to the public declaration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, in the 2023 presidential race.
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“The APC will not give any of its members’ presidential ticket on a platter of gold; there are procedures so he (Tinubu) should continue consulting. The APC is not a come-and-take party. He should consult even those contesting with him.
“So consultations should continue and whoever emerges at the primaries will be the party’s presidential candidate for 2023."
Former Governor Kwankwaso reveals why PDP cannot zone presidency to south
Meanwhile, Kwankwaso says it would not be right for the PDP to zone its presidential ticket to the south.
Speaking on Sunday, January 9, Kwankwaso raised a number of political concerns over the much expected 2023 general election.
Kwankwaso said the insistence that the presidential ticket for the PDP must come from the southern region is condemnable.
The former governor said the party leadership should rather insist on having the best candidate for the presidential election rather than zoning. He urged Nigerians to focus on candidates capability rather than religion, ethnicity or sentiments while making these decisions.
2023 presidency: Kwankwaso reveals why he's yet to take decision
In a related development, the Kano lawmaker revealed why he is yet to make up his mind to contest for the highly expected 2023 presidential election in Nigeria.
Kwankwaso in an interview with DW on Wednesday, January 5, said he is currently consulting stakeholders in various political quarters before taking a final decision.
He noted that in politics and in taking important life-changing decisions like this, it is always important to take things easy without a rush.
PDP Will Collapse if Party Zones Presidential Ticket to North, Says Ohanaeze Ndigbo
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has predicted a bleak future for the PDP if the party zones its 2023 presidential ticket to the north.
According to the pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, the main opposition party will collapse like a pack of cards if it carries out the action.
A prominent northern politician recently stated that the PDP had zoned its presidential ticket to the north, but the party denied the claim.