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MUST READ: Northern Elder Reveals Who North Will Vote Between Atiku & Tinubu In 2023

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has said the Northern region of the country will vote for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar if he contests for the presidency in the 2023 general elections.
The Second Republic politician made this known in an interview at his residence in Kano on Saturday.
Yakassai noted that the APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Atiku will make ‘better’ presidents but the PDP chieftain stands a better chance because of the numerical strength of the North.

He, however, admired the presidential ambition of Tinubu, expressing optimism that the APC national leader would make a better president than Buhari. Yakassai warned the ruling party against zoning the presidency to the North.
He said that since President Muhammedu Buhari is in his second term, which will terminate in 2023, “it is only fair for the APC to shop for a presidential candidate from the South.”
The politician said that Tinubu remains the best choice for the APC in 2023, saying that President Buhari’s administration has disappointed Nigerians because of a lack of plan and incompetence.
He, however, said the principle of zoning and rotation is very important in Nigerian politics as long as the country is operating the presidential system of government.
Meanwhile, an APC chieftian and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has warned the ruling APC of the repercussion of refusing Tinubu the presidential ticket in 2023.
“First of all, I want to declare that I am a Tinubu man. There’s no denying that there’s a Tinubu factor in the APC. Just like I was a Buharist and every time Buhari’s name was mentioned, I stood by it. But the crisis that started in the APC has nothing to do with 2023. It just had to do with the mismanagement of the party by those entrusted with that responsibility – namely the NWC,” Lawal said.
“One of our specific goals was to make Buhari the president. Tinubu was a colossus of south-west politics. If he had said there would be no merger, there wouldn’t have been any merger.

“By the time we went to the APC national convention, the north-west was not with Buhari. The north-west people were either for Atiku or Rabiu Kwankwaso; most of them, at least. The late Inuwa Abdulkadir and I continued to pile pressure on Tinubu, giving him the statistics.
“It became very clear that Buhari was going to win that primary election once Tinubu declared publicly his support for him and accepted that the south-west would vote for Buhari. Between Wednesday and Thursday (before the convention), it was clear Tinubu and Bisi Akande were going to support Buhari and the north-west had no choice but to support Buhari, otherwise, they were going to lose out.
“So if Tinubu had not conceded at that point, I think probably Kwakwanso would have won the presidential nomination of the APC. For that reason alone, you can see Tinubu’s contributions to the emergence of Buhari as president and his role in building the party.

“Therefore, except we want to bring the wrath of God on our heads, which we don’t want, the party must create an environment that is free and fair for anybody who wants to contest, including Tinubu, to do so. Allow the delegates, who must have emerged through a similarly free and fair process, decide who they want to vote for. It will be our duty as ‘Tinubu’s boys’ that time to say, ‘Let us vote for Bola’.”

Source: Mcebiscoo.com

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