2023: Buhari’s associate, others mobilize for Tinubu in Kaduna | Dailytrust

2023: Buhari’s associate, others mobilize for Tinubu in Kaduna

Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Tinubu

An associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Mohammed Saleh, has begun mobilising supports for a former Governor of Lagos State, BolaTinubu, to actualise his rumoured presidential ambition.

Saleh was joined by some supporters of the All Progressives Congress’ national leader, under the aegis of The Disciples of Jagaban (DOJ), who also sensitised voters in the north on the need to register and vote in 2023.

Saleh, a retired Major General, represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District between 2011 and 2015 on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change at the National Assembly.

Politicians from the North, who converged on Kaduna over the weekend for the event, included Major General Hassan Usman (retd.), Mr Muhammad Namadi, Alhaji Dangulguli, Chairman of Kaduna chapter of Arewa Consultative Forum; and Alhaji Lawal Meyere.

Speaking at the event, the national coordinator of the group, Abdulhakeem Adegoke, said Tinubu had the capacity to rescue Nigerians from the current suffering.

He stated, “Presently, the DOJ remains the first and the most widely accepted political institution for Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition.

“We, however, appreciate all other groups that come after us because we cannot do it alone, especially with the deluge of resistance and opposition towards our principal.

“We know his capacity to change the scenario; his capacity to change things from negative to positive. He has done it in Lagos State.”

Saleh stressed the need for the youths to register and vote, adding, “Power belongs to the people, but what is that power, it is the voter’s card.

“We in DOJ have the responsibility of raising quality participation in politics.

“Running a country like Nigeria is not a child’s play; you must possess requisite exposition to run Nigeria.”

Also, Usman said despite being a security consultant, the current situation in the country gave him sleepless nights.

He added that all hands should be on deck to ensure that people who have reached the voting age register and vote for a good leader in 2023.

Tinubu has not formally declared his intention to run for the presidency but it is generally believed that he is eying the position come 2023.

He told newsmen a few days ago in Abuja that he would not turn down requests by some Nigerians for him to run for the presidency.

Meanwhile, there are some party leaders who believe the former governor should not contest the presidential election in 2023.

On Sunday, the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and foundation member of the APC, Mr Osita Okechukwu, asked the National Leader of the party to shelve his presidential ambition and support a young person.

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