Tinubu to tackle Atiku’s tribal comment as he prepares to meet northern leaders

  • Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, has been scheduled to meet the northern leaders on Monday, October 17
  • The interaction is part of the wider consultation of the region with selected presidential aspirants to know their plans for the region
  • Tinubu is meeting the northern leaders barely 48 hours after the presidential candidate of the PDP told the Arewa gathering that they don’t need a Yoruba or an Igbo candidate in the 2023 election

Zaria, KadunaBola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate (APC), is set to meet leaders in northern Nigeria.

The presidential hopeful will be interacting with the Arewa joint committee in honour of the invitation extended to him by the northern leaders, The Nation reported.

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Tinubu to meet northern leaders after Atiku’s tribal comment
Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Why is Tinubu meeting northern leaders?

This was contained in a statement by Tunde Rahman of Tinubu Media Office in Abuja on Sunday, October 16.

The statement added that the meeting is part of a wider interaction with some selected presidential candidates to know their plans for the region ahead of the 2023 general election.

The interaction will hold on Monday, October 17, at the Arewa House in Kaduna at 1pm.

Who are the northern leaders that invited Tinubu?

The event was organised by interest groups and institutions in the north. They include the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Arewa House, Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa and Arewa Research and Development Project.

The development is coming barely 48 hours after the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, told the Arewa gathering in Kaduna that:

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“He (northerner) doesn’t need a Yoruba candidate, or an Igbo candidate.”

2023 Election: Atiku beats tribal drums, says Arewa needs northerner, not Yoruba or Igbo, video emerges

Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidential candidate of the PDP has beaten the tribal drums ahead of the 2023 presidential election when he told the Arewa gathering that they don’t need a Yoruba or an Igbo president.

While speaking with Hausa and Fulani extractions of Nigerian in Zaria, Atiku told the gathering that they only need another northerner to take over from President Buhari, who is also from the north.

Atiku’s comment is against the yearning and calls for a southern presidency in 2023, a region which has been clamouring for power rotation.

Source: Legit.ng

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