- National leader of APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been backed by a Fulani Political Forum for 2023 presidency
- The group declared support for the former Lagos state governor at a national meeting attended by the NPF chairmen from across the country
- According to organisers, the group endorsed Tinubu for his concerns on the plights of the Fulani
In what can be described as a major boost to the chances of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, a group, Fulani Political Forum, has declared to support his ambition, urging him to run for the presidency in 2023.
According to Alhaji Ya’u, a former deputy national chairman of Miyetti Allah Kautal-Hor (North West), the group endorsed Tinubu for his concerns on the plights of the Fulani.
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“By that, Tinubu has demonstrated to be a true Nigerian and a reasonable leader that will end the crisis and hardship that Fulani are currently facing."
2023 presidency: Tinubu or Osinbajo?
Legit.ng had reported that the executive director of the Platform for Youth and Women Development (PAYWDEV), Kingdom Ogoegbunam, said the former governor of Niger state, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, informed him "there is God's hands" on Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Ogoegbunam in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, January 20, added that the former Niger governor also told him that Osinbajo is the best person the APC should field as its presidential candidate if the ruling party zones its ticket to the south.
The director of PAYWDEV said:
"On my visit to thank the former Governor for his immense support and contributions towards my Organizations Independence Day event and for Chairing the event, in our conversation I asked the Governor:
2023: Ex-Niger governor Aliyu sends message to Nigerian youths
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that ex-Governor Aliyu charged Nigerian youths to participate actively in partisan politics to challenge gerontocracy and the current trajectory that pushes them to the background.
The former governor said this at the Independence Day event organised by The Platform for Youth and Women Development which was held in Sandriala Hotel Jabi Abuja on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
The event had in attendance speakers from different spheres who deliberated on youths and women development in the country.