Under the banner of Northern Young Professionals for Tinubu (NYPT) and Tinubu Support Organisation (TSO), supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu have kicked against consensus for the APC candidacy for the 2023 elections.
According to the organisations, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, has a tremendous vision for Nigeria and should be compensated for his participation in President Muhammadu Buhari’s election in 2015.
In a copy of the press conference read aloud by the National Coordinators of the NYPT and TSO, Abdullahi Tanko Yakasai and Aminu Suleiman, Yakasai urged the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) to offer a level playing field for all presidential hopefuls to compete on.
Yakasai said for the party to retain power in 2023 and deliver dividend of democracy to the people, it must conduct a free, fair, credible and transparent presidential primary and pick the right candidate.
He also asked delegates not to sell their conscience by receiving money and other forms of gratifications from aspirants for the purpose of voting them.
“The party cannot afford at this time to play to allow some few selfish individuals circumvent the universal practice of due process and the laid down rules as contained in our party’s constitution for picking candidates for various elective positions to contest election on the party’s platform.”
“We see such machinations being orchestrated by enemies within the party to undermine the ambition of our principal, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Yesterday (Tuesday) President Muhammadu Buhari during his speech made it clear that we need someone who is strong enough to deliver the party in the general election. But some people have decided to twist the statement of Mr. President that he was calling for consensus,” he said.