11th November, 2022
Alhaji Aminu Jaji, Director for the Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu-Shettima 2023 Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), North-West region, said the region is indebted to Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate.
He said this on Thursday in Abuja at the inauguration of the committee, adding that votes from the Northwest would significantly determine the country’s next president.
Jaji, who heads the committee, assured that Tinubu would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
He said having supported Buhari in the last seven-and-a-half years as president, the Northwest must mobilize support and deliver victory for the Tinubu-Shettima presidential ticket at the 2023 presidential election.
He noted that the Northwest has the most populated state, Kano State, which is currently an APC state.
He added that judging from the 2015 and 2019 election results as released by INEC, APC would coast to victory in 2023.
“The best thing that we can do in 2023 is to pay back to Tinubu who supported our son, President Buhari to be president twice.
“It is time to pay back what the other zone did for our son; a father and a role model, President Buhari.
“It is time to give support to Tinubu unconditionally, but with conditions that he is going to make Northern Nigeria most especially, great,’’ he said.
While urging members of the committee to work assiduously to achieve victory at all levels for APC candidates, Jaji tasked them to take Tinubu’s manifesto to the grassroots.
He noted that there was a lot of work to be done if the party must deliver its presidential candidate at the 2023 election.
This, he said, was especially because, unlike the 2015 and 2019 elections, President Buhari that used to bring in bulk votes for the party would not be on the ballot.
In her remarks, Dr. Talatu Nasir, the committee’s Assistant Secretary, said the purported popularity of Rabiu Kwankwaso, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential candidate would not affect APC’s chances in the region.
“Kwankwaso’s purported popularity will not affect the fortunes of Asiwaju Tinubu in the region and in the northern parts generally.
“This committee has already drawn up a campaign modality and strategy that will give us electoral victory as we deliver Tinubu come 2023.
“In the Northwest, we will make a bold statement when the time comes that Bola Tinubu is our candidate,’’ she stressed.