2023: APC Support Groups Say Tinubu/Zulum Joint Ticket Will Boost APC Chances

2023: APC Support Groups Say Tinubu/Zulum Joint Ticket Will Boost APC Chances

  • Some APC stakeholders have declared that Governor Babagana Zulum is the best choice as Bola Tinubu's running mate ahead of 2023
  • The stakeholders stated that the pairing would add value to the party’s electoral fortunes of the APC during the polls
  • They also declared that Tinubu/Zulum ticket will boost the chances of the ruling party in the forthcoming presidential election

Bauchi - Several youth groups of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bauchi state chapter have called on the leadership of the party and the presidential flag bearer in the 2023 general elections, Bola Tinubu to pick Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state as running mate.

The leader of the APC youth stakeholders’ forum, Malam Shamsuddeen Waziri who made the call on behalf of all the groups said the pair of Tinubu and Zulum would add value to the party’s electoral fortunes and boost its chances in the forthcoming presidential election.

Tinubu and Zulum
Governor Zulum has been selected by APC stakeholders as the running mate to Bola Tinubu. Photo credit: Borno state government
Source: UGC

The group while speaking in a press conference held in Bauchi said after studying the security, economic and other challenges bedeviling the country, they resolve that Zulum should be picked to fill the vice presidential slot of the party.

Speaking further, Shamsuddeen said that Zulum is more accepted by Nigerians than any other contender for the vice-presidential slot in the APC.

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He added that the achievements recorded by the governor and his exemplary leadership over the last three years have made him win the hearts of the people of Bauchi and Nigerians in general, which can in turn, make him sellable to the electorate in 2023.

Daily Independent newspaper quoted him as saying:

“We the APC youth leaders in Bauchi, therefore, appeal to the national chairman of our great party, and the party’s presidential flag bearer, as well as other party stakeholders, to consider our clarion call not only to zone the vice-presidential candidacy to northeast but also the nomination of Zulum as the vice-presidential candidate.

“Looking at the strong support given to the party’s presidential candidate in the last primary election by the zone, the northeast stands a favoured geopolitical zone for the vice-presidential slot, hence the need for all stakeholders and Nigerians to support this move.”

2023: Allow Tinubu choose his own successor - APC chieftain tells party members

In a related development, a chieftain of the APC and chairman of the Forum of APC Organising Secretaries, Blessing Agbomhere, has asked the party's stakeholders to give the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu, the freedom to choose whoever he prefers as a running mate.

Agbomhere, who is also the zonal APC secretary for south-south said a situation where leaders of some political groups and religious organisations are mounting pressure to influence the choice of one of their own does not augur well for the nation’s democracy.

In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, June 18, the APC chieftain insisted that it is well within the constitutional rights of Tinubu to pick his running mate irrespective of the religious affiliation of the person he chooses.

2023: Timi Frank asks INEC to disqualify Tinubu ahead of polls

Meanwhile, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Timi Frank, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify Tinubu from the 2023 presidential race.

In a statement he issued in Abuja on Sunday, June 26, Frank also called on the ruling party to replace Tinubu if it hopes to be on the presidential ballot for 2023.

His demand followed the controversial educational qualification claims by the Lagos state ex-governor as contained in his presidential nomination forms recently published by INEC.

Source: Legit.ng

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