Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

Rethink VP candidate selection – Groups urge APC leadership.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Support Groups have urged the party’s leadership to reconsider the selection of a vice presidential candidate by allowing Nigerian youths to actively engage in the process.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC Presidential Candidate, has picked Sen. Kashim Shettima, a former Governor of Borno, as his running partner.

The organizations announced in an Abuja communiqué that they had unanimously rejected Shettima as Tinubu’s running partner “in full.”

“We urge the APC Progressive Governors Forum and Bola Tinubu to rethink their choice of running mate and to help Nigerian youths in nominating a youthful vice presidential candidate.”

“We request that the APC leadership select Dr Ibrahim Bello Dauda as the candidate for whom we would all gather and provide our complete support nationally ahead of the 2023 presidential election.” “He is the Nigerian youth emblem,” according to the communique.

The organizations emphasized that they were steadfast in their support for the involvement of Nigerian youths in government and asked the APC leadership to allow them to enjoy their civic rights.

“We emphasize that this coalition of APC Support Groups has identified Dr Ibrahim Bello Dauda, a truly detribalised Nigerian young leader, qualified to be Tinubu’s vice president in the future political regime,” concluded the communiqué.

Dauda’s gestures, the teenagers maintained, had won him over to all Nigerians, Christians and Muslims alike.

According to the organizations, Dauda impacted people across religious lines through all of his charitable and humanitarian platforms around the country.

Mr Igwe Ude-Umanta, Convener, Coalition of APC Youth Groups, Mr Solomon Adodo, President, National Youth Council of Nigeria, and Mallam Suleiman Musa, Convener, Coalition of Northern Youth Leaders all signed the communique.

High Chief Jator Abido, President of the Niger Delta Youth Council, Hon. Mohammed Garba Yahaya, Director-General of the EL-DABI Support Group, Hajia Zainab Sule, President of the APC Women and Youth Grassroots Forum, and Prince Miaphen, President of the Middle Belt Youth Vanguard are among the others.

Hon. Stephen Eriba, Executive Director of the Congress of Young Progressives, Comrade Olamide Odumosu, President of the APC Youth and Students Movement, and Mr Godwin Chukwudi Oluoha, Executive Director of the Guardians of Democracy and Development also signed it.

The communiqué was also signed by Mr Sirajo Abdu Zalanga, Coordinator and Spokesperson of the Northeast Youth Forum, Mr Muhammed Yerima, Secretary General of Arewa Musojunanmu (Northern Connect), Comrade Danesi Momoh Prince, Convener of the APC Youth Solidarity Network, and Jagunmolu Oluwatosin Tomori, President General of the Yoruba General Assembly.

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