As 2023 general elections draws nearer, some stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Plateau State and states in the North Central zone of the country has ask Ahmed Bola Tinubu APC national leader and president aspirant for the 2023 election to appologised to Nigerians over his comments years back that he doesn’t believe in one Nigeria.
The leaders/ members who has formed a forum to pursue emergence of the President from North Central region said even though his comment many years back, but is now being recalled by Nigerians since he declared his intention to run for the President of Nigeria comes 2023 election.
Speaking to newsmen in Jos the Plateau capital yesterday on behalf of the Forum, Saleh Mandung Zazzaga said that if Tinubu does not appologised to Nigerians, it will put his candidature and APC in a bad light.
“In Thisday publication of April 13th, 1997, Tinubu granted an interview in which he was quoted as saying, ‘ I don’t believe in One Nigeria’ . And since that interview has resurfaced since his presidential ambition declaration, people began to raise eyebrow and asking damaging questions . So many people have been calling and monking us, saying that if he does not believe in One Nigeria, how comes he has not believe in one Nigeria to the extend that he want to contest for the Presidency of a Nation he did not believe in.
” This has not only be agitating the people’s mind, but the members of the APC as well and it is not good for the well being of the party as the Nation counts down to the 2023 general election as a national leader of the party, he just have to speak to Nigerians on that issue, and that will make him
” Therefore, the most honourable thing for Tinubu to do is come out and appologised to Nigerians on the comments which he made before this Democratic dispensation which began in 1999, and he should as well explained the rationale of the interview to Nigerians and point out if he was misquoted or not. Whatever his explanation would be, at least it will calm down people’s nerves and save the party from being projected in a bad light.
“And that will not only project him as a true leader of the party or as presidential aspirant but it will proved that he his a man of honour and dignity and someone who will take responsibility for his words, deeds and actions,” He said
Zazzaga urged Nigerians to believe in the APC as a party of Progressive that have the capacity to move the Nation forward, irrespective of the current challenges which Nation will soon overcome .
Meanwhile, he stressed that there quest as a forum is to see that the 2023 Presidency comes to the north central because since this Democratic dispensation the region has not actual produce the President or the vice President, but has tremendously contributed to o the Democratic growth of the Nation.