2023: I don’t need South East and South South to become Nigeria President ~ Tinubu
Presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has told leaders of thought in the northern part of the country that his South West Yoruba people will not mind a Muslim – Muslim ticket.
Tinubu told his guests that the South-East and South-South, who are largely Christians, will not matter, saying that it is the South West that could raise issues, but he will manage that.
Addressing some elders of the North during a closed-door meeting in Abuja, arranged by his long time friend, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Tinubu said they should leave the task of convincing the Yoruba to him if selected by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to carry the banner of the party in the 2023 elections.
However, the issue of who will be his running mate became a contention as the elders told him flatly they will not accept a Christian northerner to be his running mate
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.