The Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Zulum, has revealed that irrespective of the competence of the 2023 Presidential Aspirants under the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the strength of their manifestos, President Muhammadu Buhari has the final say on who would emerge as the Candidate of the party in the 2023 Presidential election,
Governor Zulum made the disclosure on Sunday, in Maiduguri, the State capital, while receiving the Campaign Team of the Minister of Transportation and 2023 Presidential Aspirant under the APC, Rotimi Ameachi, which was led by the Aspirant’s Campaign Director-General, Senator Ali Ndume, in a meeting with the Delegates and members of the APC in Borno State.
His words: “Borno State Delegates will vote based on their conscience. But again, our Leader, General Muhammadu Buhari, is very important in this political equation. We are still waiting for him to tell us what to do and we will follow. His advice is very important, so we have to wait for his advice.
“Nigerians should pray for a good Candidate to emerge, irrespective of tribe, region, or ethnic background, but a Candidate that will ensure the APC forms the central government come 2023.”
Speaking, Ameachi pleaded for the votes of the Delegates from Borno State, in order to bring an end to the insurgency and all forms of insecurity in the country.
He said: “When I was Governor of Rivers State, Buratai was a Brigade Commander, while Abba Suleiman was the Police Commissioner. We ensured we engaged the teeming and idle youths by giving them jobs that kept them from the streets. By so doing, we forestalled peace to the creeks in the State.
“I urge you, Borno State Delegates, to vote by your conscience, to vote for me based on the belief that I will guarantee safety of lives and property in Borno, the North-East, and the nation.”