The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has called on party members in the Northeast to do more for him to ensure that he wins the 2023 elections.
He made this call in Gombe on Saturday when he spoke during the wedding reception of Misbahu Yahaya, son of Governor Inuwa Yahaya.
The former Lagos governor reminded APC followers that his running mate, Kashim Shettima, hails from the region.
Tinubu thanked party members and supporters for what they have been doing for him.
‘Now that your son is equally the running mate you have to double your efforts, and you have to do more.
‘I challenge you to do more than what you have done in the past’, he was quoted as saying.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan described the North-East as Tinubu’s second zone after the South-West.
Shettima said political activities would soon commence, adding that, ‘the North-East is an APC domain more so one of you is a running mate.’
Tinubu had recently expressed strong confidence in the leadership of the national chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, saying that he (Adamu) will drive him to Aso Rock.
The former Governor of Lagos State made this assertion last Wednesday while speaking to journalists during his visit to the national secretariat of APC in Abuja on Wednesday.
The APC presidential flag bearer alongside his running mate, Kashim Shettima, speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other party chieftains were received by the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee, NWC during the visit in Abuja.
Tinubu expressed optimism that APC stands unthreatened by the activities of critics, saying he remains committed to advancing rapid development and inclusiveness in Nigeria.