2023 Presidency: Prominent Northern Governor Backs Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition, Gives Reason
- Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, alliances are beginning to take shape among some prominent politicians in Nigeria
- This is coming as Governor Sani Bello of Niger has backed the presidential aspiration of the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
- Bello on Thursday, January 20, disclosed that the ruling party's national leader is a candidate to reckon with
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The presidential ambition of former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has gotten a nod from Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state.
Daily Trust reports that Bello backed the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) saying he ‘is a candidate to reckon with.’
The Niger state governor made the remark on Thursday, January 20, when he received Tinubu during a visit to the Government House in Minna.
According to Bello, he his looking forward to seeing the APC national replicate the foundation he laid in Lagos for Nigeria, The Nation added.
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“God in His wisdom gave Asiwaju the wisdom to lay the foundation of Lagos state that you see today. Lagos is a country within a country and we saw the foundation you laid there, we are looking forward to seeing you replicate it for Nigeria tomorrow."
Banditry: Bola Tinubu donates N50 million to Niger state government
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Tinubu donated N50 million to the Niger government to help tackle the security challenges in the state.
Tinubu, a 2023 presidential aspirant under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) made the donation during a visit to the Government House in Minna where he was received by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, on Thursday, January 20.
The donation was revealed by the Tinubu Support Group on its verified Facebook page.
Tinubu visits one of Nigeria's most influential political players for consultations
In another report, the former governor of Lagos state made a courtesy visit to an ex-head of state in Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.
Tinubu was at the hilltop residence of the former military head of state in Minna, the Niger state capital city for a courtesy call.
The APC leader visited Babangida to have a moment of consultation with him on his recently declared ambition to run for the presidency in 2023.
Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Tinubu makes another big promise to Nigerians
Meanwhile, Nigerians have been assured that the school fees of their children and wards would be taken care of by 2023.
The national leader of APC, said he would ensure that every Nigerian child gets free education once he is elected as president in 2023.
According to him, all Nigerians would be able to study for free from their primary education to the tertiary level.