- Reactions have continued to trail the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling APC
- Recently, a group, the Inter-Tribal Association of Nigeria has asked the former governor of Lagos state, Tinubu to drop his presidential bid in the forthcoming general election
- The spokesperson of the group, Comrades Jabir Aminu Maiturare who made this call noted that it is time for the youths to take over and Bello of Kogi state is up to the task ahead
Kaduna state- Members of the Inter-Tribal Association of Nigeria (ITAN) has asked the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to drop his presidential aspiration and support the governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
The appeal came through the spokespersons of the group, Comrades Jabir Aminu Maiturare and secretary Simon Terna Anakaa in a statement they jointly issued in Kaduna on Thursday, January 20.
They said after analysing the credentials of those who have declared interest in the presidency and those yet to do so, the association came to the conclusion that Governor Bello is the most qualified for the office.
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The group said it has commenced mobilisation across all the 36 states of the federation and the FCT and the endorsement of Governor Bello for president is very encouraging.
“Today, we make bold to say that Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello has become a model and champion of modern Kogi, that he has become a reference point to his counterparts and a standard worthy of emulation, as such, he has received commendation and praises for his resilience, purposeful and dynamic leadership and efforts for changing the face and story of Kogi State."
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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.
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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.