Members of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State have begged former the nationwide chief of the social gathering and presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to select Kano State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, as his operating mate within the 2023 presidential race.
Tinubu had final Thursday visited Kaduna to canvass for the votes of the 69 Kaduna APC delegates forward of the social gathering’s presidential major.
The presidential hopeful had advised the delegates that he was assured that he could be the nation’s subsequent President when the incumbent President, Main Common Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), bows out subsequent 12 months.
Tinubu had mentioned, “Some are operating, I don’t know to the place they’re going however I’m going to the Villa.”
In opposition to this background, the Kaduna PDP delegates unanimously endorsed Tinubu, whereas the Kaduna chapter of the APC pleaded with Tinubu to select El-Rufai as his operating mate.
Talking on behalf of the Kaduna delegates, the lawmaker representing Sabon Gari, Kaduna Federal Constituency and Chairman, Home Committee on Ports and Harbours, Garba Babawo, appealed to Tinubu to select El-rufai as his operating mate.
Babawo mentioned, “We’ve a request for you (Tinubu), sir. What I’m about to say I didn’t inform our governor as a result of I do know if I inform him he wouldn’t help it. We would like you to take our governor as your operating mate.
“We don’t need him to go and settle outdoors the nation after the election as a result of we all know his plan. His plan is to depart the nation and dwell in abroad after his tenure because the governor. However we wish him to serve the nation as your operating mate”.
In the meantime, unconfirmed stories mentioned Tinubu gifted the delegates with N60m.
Earlier, in his remarks on the occasion, a former governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, had mentioned that Tinubu had the management attributes of all of the previous leaders of the nation, notably the humility and peace-loving nature of Common Yakubu Gowon.
Shettima added that Tinubu additionally had some attributes of Common Ibrahim Babangida and the late Common Sani Abacha in Tinubu.
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