2023: Tinubu Reveals Who He Will Hand Over To If Elected President
APC National Chairman, Bola Tinubu.

National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has downplayed the significance of the south south and south east geopolitical zones to the actualisation of his presidential ambition.

Tinubu assertion is spurred by Nigeria’s socio-political dynamics and the zoning arrangement of elective public offices, especially the presidency.

Tinubu, during a closed-door meeting in Abuja, had told some influential persons and leaders of thought from the northern part of the country that Yoruba from the South West are not aversive to a Muslim – Muslim ticket and will gladly support it.

Tinubu added that the South-East and South-South, who are predominantly Christians, will not matter because they don’t have the electoral value and numerical strength to sabotage his victory at the polls.

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Tinubu’s assertion is sequel to the position of the elders who made it clear to him that they will not support him if he picked a Christian northerner as his running mate.

I Don't Need South South, South East Votes To Become President – Tinubu
APC National Chairman, Bola Tinubu.

Allaying the fears of the elders, Tinubu said he would pick a Muslim from the North West geopolitical zone as his running mate, adding that it is the South West that could raise issues, but he will manage that as the south south and south east don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

At the meeting facilitated by his long time friend, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Tinubu said he knew how to railroad the Yorubas into doing his bidding, he told the elders to leave him with that task if selected by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be its presidential candidate in 2023 elections.

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Tinubu promised to pick a Northwest politician, who will be a Muslim, while a prominent politician and former governor asked him how that will be taken in the South.

Tinubu argued that the vote of the North West, North East, some largely Muslim states in the North Central as well as South West, were enough to make him president.

“All I need is your support. Leave the rest to me, I will handle it,” he said.