A group under the aegis of Northern Professors Association has asked the top echelon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick the executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), The Rev Yakubu Pam as running mate to the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 poll, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The professors argued that Pam’s nomination would address the religious and ethnic questions needed to position the APC for electoral success in 2023.
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The group in a statement yesterday and co-signed by Prof Kakuta Yaki and Prof Ibrahim Shuaibu, noted that the conclusion was a product of an extensive research work by professors from diverse backgrounds in politics, history and international relations.
“Pam is the most suitable candidate for the APC because of his rich pedigree and numerous contributions to the entrenchment of peace and unity in the northern region. He commands respect amongst the northern elite and clerics.
“His leadership footprints cut across different segments and sectors of the northern region; hence his nomination as the vice presidential candidate of the APC would indeed boost the chances of the party in the 2023 presidential election,” the scholars stated.