Bola Tinubu has been urged to tap the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
Mr. Ukkasha Rahama, a chieftain of the All the Progressives Congress (APC) and also the National Chairman of the Youth Progressives Forum of APC, made the recommendation at a news conference in Bauchi on Tuesday.
He said that Tinubu and Dogara would make a perfect combination for the 2023 election.
“In a secular and multicultural country like Nigeria, broad considerations should be made to accommodate all interest groups in leadership for equity and fairness.
“The emergence of Asiwaju as our party candidate has opened another political discussion and to strike the balance, Tinubu and the leadership of the party should consider the choice of Dogara as the Vice-President.”
“This forms the basis of our decision to address this conference to calm the nerves and draw the attention of our great party to ensure justice, fairness, and equity to guide their selection of the Vice-Presidential candidate.”
“The subject of our consideration of Dogara as a good material for Tinubu is not ceded along with his tribe nor his religion, but his political wealth of experience as one of the outspoken legislature.
“Though religion has forced itself into the affairs of governance in Nigeria instead of credibility, competency, and delivery, hence the urgent need to take it out of the business of the government,” he said.
Rahama also said that the choice of Dogara as Vice-President would send a message across that the APC was a party for all Nigerians as it was sensitive to the demand for equity in all sections of the country.
“The APC has people that can be paired with Tinubu, which can add value to the presidential ticket, and the foremost so far is Dogara,” Rahama added.