29th June, 2022
By Kingsley Okoye
Youth organizations affiliated with the Northern All Progressives Congress (APC) have requested Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to select Rev. Yakubu Pam as his running mate in the 2023 election.
Mr Lukman Bako, the coalition’s national coordinator, stated this at a news conference in Abuja.
According to Bako, choosing Pam, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), would improve his chances of winning the election.
He claimed that in order to guarantee Tinubu’s victory in the general election of 2023, the alliance had decided on strategies to mobilize more than 50 million voters.
No fewer than 250 APC youth organizations in the north have endorsed Pam to be Tinubu’s running mate, he added.
However, he criticized media accounts supporting a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the party, saying they went against the nation’s policy of religious unity.
“Pam is eminently qualified, being a bridge-builder and a unifying figure as evident in his numerous contributions to peace and development in the North and other parts of the country for decades.
“As a popular preacher of international repute who has served as chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pam will be the easy choice for the Christian faithful.
“With the NCPC boss as Tinubu’s deputy, not only will the party present a balanced ticket, it will emerge victorious at the poll.
“While assuring the APC of maximum support at the poll, we urged party faithful to rally round Pam as the most-suited vice presidential candidate,” he said.