The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on those to consult over the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
The Islamic group said Tinubu should consult the ‘Noble Dozen’, before picking a running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
Director of the group, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, made the suggestion in a statement on Saturday.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that Tinubu became the APC flagbearer after defeating the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and others at the party’s presidential primaries at Eagles Square, Abuja on Wednesday.
MURIC explained that ‘Noble Dozen’ is the name it gave to the twelve Northern governors who insisted that the South should be given the opportunity to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
“We will like to advise that apart from ensuring that the position of vice president in 2023 goes to the North, Senator Tinubu should consult the ‘Noble Dozen’,” the group said.
“Those we refer to as the Noble Dozen are those twelve (12) sincere Northern governors who disabused the minds of Nigerians concerning the myth of Northern hegemony and a nonexistent caliphate oligarchy by insisting that APC’s presidential candidate must come from the South. This was a great sacrifice and a noble idea.
“They demonstrated statesmanship, patriotism and nobility of thought by that action. “