From: Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
A coalition of political pressure groups in Bauchi State under the umbrella of Tinubu Network for Grassroot Mobilisation 2023 has advised the National leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) to make its National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the Presidential flagbearer of the party in order not to lose the 2023 elections.
The chairman of the Group, Alhaji Bala Hassan Burga who made the declaration during a Press conference in Bauchi Wednesday said the APC Leader is more qualified to carry the party’s flag for next year’s Presidential polls.
According to him, ” Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the most qualified Presidential aspirant within our country’s registered political parties as at today, and there’s no lying about this. His credentials and antecedents makes him eminently qualified to superintend over the political affairs of our great country”.
“We at the Tinubu Network for Grassroot Mobilisation 2023,a coalition made up of over 50 political support groups from across Bauchi state are advising the national leadership of our great party, the APC that unless we field Bola Ahmed Tinubu as our presidential flagbearer, we may be bound to lose the 2023 polls, because as at today,he is the most politically vibrant,versatile and virile politician in the country”.
The APC Chieftain also insisted that “it is payback time for Bola Tinubu,who did alot in actualising the long – time aspiration of our own President Muhammadu Buhari who defeated President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to become President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
” We all know that Buhari is very popular in the North because he has great followership but that never actualise his ambition of becoming President of Nigeria until we had a handshake across the Niger and particularly with the West. And it was Tinubu’s political machine that did the marketing of Buhari to Nigerians in 2015 and we won”.
He pointed out that “since Tinubu worked for Buhari in 2015 and 2019 to win those elections then, and coupled with his credentials and being a high profile politician in the country,we advise the leadership of our party that this is payback time for him and to field him as our Presidential flagbearer for 2023 elections”.