Northern Group Cautioned Tinubu, Insisted On Osinbajo, Zulum Ticket In 2023
NewsReport gathered that following his statement of intent to run in the 2023 presidential election, a group called Northern Conscience 4′ 2023 (NC4’2023) warned former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, on Thursday in Abuja, to give a younger candidate a chance.
In an interview with journalists, the group’s National Coordinator, Dr. Garus Gololo, described Tinubu as a father figure of the ruling APC “who, with his age, should keep his position as a party leader whose attention should be on grooming the younger ones.”
According to him, while it is the right of bonafide members of the APC to seek to contest the presidential election on the party’s platform, it is, however “not good for a lion to fall down. But when it runs into an Elephant, it is most likely to drop.”
The NC4’2023 disclosed that results of a nationwide consultation conducted among party stakeholders revealed the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Borno State Governor, Professor Umar Zulum, as preferred choices for the party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively.
Gololo also disclosed that Osinbajo “has so far demonstrated loyalty and humility as the Vice President, thereby making the executive rancor-free.
He also has displayed immense capacity in handling the economy especially, considering his role and contributions as Chairman of the National Economic Council.”
While insisting that he does not have a close relationship with both men, Gololo further urged younger Nigerians with proven capacity to join in the move to ensure a professor and professor presidency In 2023.
This he hoped will bring about infrastructural and economic development for the country, while placing Nigeria on the path of pairing up with the rest of the 21st-century world.