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2023: Vice Presidential Candidate, APC Stakeholders Drum support for Borno

A  group under the aegies of “All Progressives Congress (APC) Stakeholders forum”,  has come together to drum support for Borno State Governor, Professor  Babagana Umara Zulum as running mate to the Party’s Presidential Flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the forthcoming 2023 general polls in the country.

Addressing journalists and party supporters from across the seven states in the North Central geo-political zone on Sunday  in Minna, the Niger State capital, National Chairman of the group, Mallam Yusuf Abdullahi Sulaiman, explained that for the party to become victorious at the presidential election next year  a competent and workaholic vice president needed to be fielded to run under the presidential ticket of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the platform of the ruling APC.

He said that the forum has gone round the Northern parts of the country and conducted a stratified random sampling of opinions where they arrived at the choice of the incumbent Governor of  Borno State,Prof.  Babagana Umara Zulum as the competent hand.

He pointed out  that for the ruling party to be victorious in the election, religion should not be the determining factor; whether Muslim/Muslim or Christian/Christian ticket does not matter, adding,  “what was relevant is who can deliver and save the country from its present quagmire and predicament.

According to him, if religion was a determining factor, Pastor Tunde Bakare,a seasoned Politician  could have polled more votes during the recent Special Convention/ presidential primary election of APC at the Eagle Square in Abuja  but ended with zero vote (s) despite the number of Christian delegates.

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He noted  that a strong committee of elders from the ruling APC were working on Zulum to persuade him to accept to serve his fatherland, as he has said  that he was not ready to deputise anybody, as he wants to continue to serve his people in Bornor State but was made to understand  that “Nigeria needed him most and APC needed him more than Borno State if he is a loyal party member and as a patriotic citizen.

The stakeholders’ forum, according to the national chairman, was going round the 19 Northern states for the campaign/sensitization beginning from the North Western and North Central Zones of the country .

He thereby  called on all eligible voters to obtain their Permanent Voter Card, stressing,  “that is the only way you can elect good leaders and effect the desired change.

Stakeholders at the Media briefing carried placards and fliers reading ‘Only Governor  Zulum can pullout Northern votes,’ ‘Credible & acceptable VP is key to winning 2023 elections,’ ‘Nassarawa State stands with Gov Zulum as vice presidential candidate, among others.

Post Author: Friday Ekeoba