The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu on Saturday charged supporters of the ruling party in the Northeast to double their efforts ahead of the 2023 elections.
Tinubu commended the region for its commitment to the APC camp in previous years. He said, however, that since former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima is now his running mate in the 2023 presidency, he expects even more support from the region.
Naija News understands that Tinubu made the statement today during the wedding reception of Misbahu Yahaya, son of Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya.
The presidential hopeful said: “I thank you for what you have been doing for me, I am a happy man being in your midst, I feel at home. Though, I challenge you to do more than what you have done in the past.
“Now that your son is equally the running mate you have to double your efforts, and you have to do more.”
Tinubu congratulated the newly wedded couple and enjoined them to embrace love, and tolerance and use effective communication to enjoy a successful marriage.
He also prayed to Almighty God to bless the union.
In his remarks, President of the Nigeria Senate, Ahmed Lawan, who was also at the ceremony, described the North-East as Tinubu’s second zone after the South-West.
He said: “By the endorsement of members of the North-East APC caucus which I preside over its affairs and the voters in the region, this is your next zone.”
Also commenting on the region’s role in the 2023 election, Shettima said political activities would soon commence and that the North-East is an APC domain more so himself is a running mate from the part of the country.
He urged the people to turn out en masse to exercise their franchise in the elections.
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