- Some youths and women from the northern region of the country have said that they would embark on a rally in support of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu
- The team said it is important for the ruling APC to endorse Tinubu as its consensus candidate ahead of the presidential election in 2023
- According to them, Tinubu is the best choice for Nigerians in this forthcoming election because of his pedigree
Thousands of youths and women in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have endorsed former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the party’s consensus presidential candidate.
To demonstrate their support for the party’s national leader, the group from 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory have announced that it will hold a national rally in Abuja on Thursday, March 31.
Speaking to journalists, on Tuesday, March 29, the secretary of the planning committee, Adamu Abubakar, said the exercise will be the mother of all rallies never seen in the history of the country.
Abubakar said that the youths and women across the northern states and the FCT will converge in the nation’s capital in their numbers.
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He noted the march will culminate at the Aso Villa where Tinubu will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari as his successor.
Abubakar said the choice of Tinubu was due to his incredible pedigree, experience and resume.
He noted that the former Lagos Governor is respected and widely accepted, especially in the north where he is only second to President Buhari in terms of cult followership.
Abubakar added that the APC leader will sustain infrastructural strides, economic reforms and other remarkable legacies of the president.
He, however, enjoined other youths and women from the north to throw their weight behind Tinubu.
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The former governor had reacted to criticism of the PDP over huge borrowings by the current administration.
The APC national leader in a recent interview said the opposition party wasted 16 years of opportunity to reshape the nation.
According to him, Nigerians won’t be suffering this much if the PDP had built a good foundation while they were in government.
2023 presidency: Why Tinubu should be APC's consensus candidate, Middle Belt youths reveal
Meanwhile, youths across the Middle Belt region of the country have called on APC to endorse the candidacy of the party's national leader.
The youths under the aegis of the Middle Belt Youth Emancipation Vanguard said Tinubu deserves to become the APC's consensus candidate ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
A statement released by the convener of the youths, Patrick Yakubu, and seen by Legit.ng said that the group reached a conclusion after a careful analysis of other aspirants who have indicated interest to contest for the presidential seat.