2023: How Tinubu emerged APC presidential candidate – Buhari

Buhari and APC presidential candidate, Tinubu

President Muhammdu Buhari has narrated how former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate for the 2023 election.

Buhari said the process that produced Tinubu was purely democratic and a reflection of the will of the ruling APC members.

The President stated this during Sallah’s homage to the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman.

He said, “When the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) signaled parties to elect their presidential candidates, we had 30 aspirants, mostly ministers in my cabinet and governors,”

“I told each of the aspirants to go and do their best. One particular governor, in his wisdom, came to meet me and asked who they should vote for at the party convention, checking if I had a preferred candidate.

“There was no need for interference, knowing the competence of all the aspirants. They went and elected Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and he picked his running mate, Sen. Kashim Ibrahim process in choosing our candidates for the 2023 elections. I am praying that we will have peaceful and successful elections.”

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