2023: APC Will Present United Front to Ensure Nigeria’s Progress — Zulum


Ahead of 2023 presidential primaries and other elections, the All Progressives Congress will take deliberate steps to establish and consolidate party unity and national progress, Borno state governor, Prof. Umaru Zulum, has said.

Zulum made the disclosure while welcoming members of the
pro-Osinbajo Progressive Consolidation Group in his office on Friday.

He emphasized that Borno State will work with the party’s hierarchy, members of the National Assembly and leaders at ward and state levels to ensure actualization of decisions to be made by President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the party’s de facto leader.

Members of the pro-Osinbajo PCG during the visit met Zulum, the Secretary to Borno State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa and members of the state cabinet at the Borno state Government House Council Chambers.

The group visited the Governor with a strong message on the need for a united front towards making Prof. Yemi Osinbajo President in 2023.

Said the Governor: “I am solidly behind initiatives aimed towards enhancing the unity of our party and progress of Nigeria at this crucial time. No one and nothing will prevent the party from moving in unison.

“We have to identify the right individuals to lead the nation and the task requires governors, party hierarchy and the President working together in concert.

“Individual aspirations may have to be downplayed because we all have to concur with the decision of the leader of our party.

“Borno state under me will promote unity and all efforts to ensure the success of APC. We shall work with the party hierarchy, our leaders at the National Assembly and our party leaders at ward and state levels , to arrive at best solutions for taking the country forward.”

Zulum emphasized his humble beginnings as a village boy, adding that his major priority is seeing how the people of the state will do well within a flourishing economic climate that is achievable in Nigeria.

Earlier, Chairman of the PCG, Dr. Aliyu Rabiu Kurfi had spoken of the need for the Governor, other state governors and party leaders at ward, state and federal levels to forge a consensus towards making Osinbajo Nigeria’s next President I’m 2023.

“The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo deserves the right of first refusal. Even in a crowded race with great individuals, he stands out as an insider with the right level of competence and intellect to do the job better than all others,” he said.

He further stressed the need for all party leaders to reach a solid consensus on ensuring that osinbajo become Nigeria’s next President in 2023.

He added that good self-discipline, moral qualities and competence demonstrated during President Buhari’s absence make Osinbajo the best candidate for APC presidential ticket.

Personalities on the PCG entourage to Borno include its Deputy chairman (North), Mr Musa Liman Kwande; its Deputy Chairman (South), Dr Ebenezer Faji and former Managing Director of African Petroleum Plc, Shettima Abba-Gana who was a former commissioner in Borno state.

Others include the PCG Women’s Leader, Hajia Rabi Dauda, Barrister Emmanuel Pippa (Publicity Secretary) and Mr Jeff O. Ozomegwa, the Deputy Secretary-General.


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