2023 elections: Tinubu intensifies consultation, meets with Buratai, former COAS

2023 elections: Tinubu intensifies consultation, meets with Buratai, former COAS

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 elections, Bola Tinubu, as part of his nationwide consultations, met with the former Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) and the present Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai.


This comes as Tinubu intensifies consultations ahead of the election.



The duo met on Thursday in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Although the details of the meeting are sketchy; it is said to be connected to the 2023 presidential election.



Buratai is expected to play a key role in his state, Borno.





Meanwhile, reports had that leaders of the Fulani ethnic nationality are strategizing to discuss with Tinubu issues affecting them; as well as those surrounding the 2023 general elections.



The leaders under the auspices of the Fulani Development Association of Nigeria stated this recently during the inauguration of their newly elected executives in Abuja.



According to them, after meeting with Tinubu and one of his opponents, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP; they will announce their choice for the 2023 presidency.



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Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that the concerns being raised by some Nigerians over the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress are to cause division among Nigerians.



Defending and justifying the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the APC on Thursday at the 96th Anniversary Lecture of the Yoruba Tennis Club; Sanwo-Olu noted that electing the next president of Nigeria should be about leadership, character, audacity to think; as well as the ability to think deeply and solve problems.



“We had forgotten that in 2011 when Action Congress at that time gave a platform to Malam Nuhu Ribadu…His vice presidential candidate then was Mr. Fola Adeola. It was a joint Muslim-Muslim ticket, and we did not see any problem at that time.



“But suddenly, because there is a likelihood of this ticket emerging as a winner, people now want to divide us. We will say no because that is not who we are,” Sanwo-Olu pointed out.

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