Ahead of the 2023 general election, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has expressed confidence that he will win in some crucial northern states.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, is from southern Nigeria, while two of his major opponents, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), are from the north.
Despite this, Tinubu, while addressing his supporters at the Lagos rally on Saturday, November 26, said he would not lose in the states below:
Tinubu boasted that his alliance with the governors of the listed states would deliver for him the bulk of the votes he needed to defeat Atiku and Kwankwaso in the northern region. “Can you see the governors of Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Kebbi, Kwara, and Plateau?”
Tinubu asked a crowd of APC supporters decked up in party paraphernalia on Saturday, Channels TV quoted the APC presidential candidate as saying.
“We won’t lose any of the states. We will govern this country together. They are here in Lagos to show their support for me,” he added in Yoruba.
Edujandon.com notes that the northern APC governors are backing Tinubu to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, following their pledge to respect the rotation principle between the north and the south. The northern region historically records higher voter turnout at presidential elections than the south.
In another report, the APC presidential flagbearer is expected to jet off to the United States and two other European countries to intensify his campaign. The APC presidential campaign council (PCC) made this known on Monday, November 28.
Tinubu will leave for these countries on Sunday, December 4. These trips will allow the APC presidential candidate to relay his presidential bid and idea for the country’s development if he becomes president.