By; IBRAHIM ADAMU & EUNICE TOKULA, Kaduna
As the 2023 General Election inches closer, a pro – Northern group has thrown its weight behind former Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Yakubu Dogara, saying the federal legislator should be running mate to presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
While addressing a press conference in Kaduna, National Coordinator of the sociopolitical group known as Coalition For Peace and Progress, Muhammad Chindo eulogized virtues and leadership qualities of Dogara, stressing the imperative to pick the former head of the Federal Lower Legislative Chamber as vice presidential candidate to Tinubu to be sensitive to religious dichotomy of Nigerians.
Chindo hinged reasons for supporting Dogara as APC vice presidential candidate on five factors which he noted were scarce commodities among the country’s contemporary politicians.
According to him,” Dogara has a vast experience in legislative matters which are added advantage to the executive arms in ensuring good laws are made for the benefits of the masses and country.
” Dogara is a grassroot politician whose popularity amongst his people can be attested to by being elected for four consecutive times as a member, House of Reps.
” He is a bridge builder whose love for peaceful coexistence between the two major religions cannot be overemphasized.
” His compassion for the people of North East , particularly the IDPs to whom he moved a motion for the establishment of North East Development Commission.
” The office of the vice president requires coolheaded, loyal, committed and reliable individual whose patriotism to nation and trustworthiness to his principal are tested and trusted.
” We believe with Dogara as vice president, Tinubu and APC will have no trouble fulfilling Campaign pledges to the electorates,” he assured.