The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has been endorsed by the Tinubu Support Organization (TSO), as running mate for the party’s Presidential Candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
This is just as the body noted “We know that he resisted every pressure to be dragged into the presidential race. We appreciate him and his colleagues, the APC governors from the north, for sticking to the view that gentlemen should respect agreements”. Making this disclosure to pressmen in Kaduna on Monday, shortly after their consultation meeting, Director-General of TSO, Hon. Aminu Suleiman said the choice of running mate is a critical factor in the success of Tinubu. According to him, “We are glad that the APC has many outstanding individuals among its leaders. But having assessed all the options, it is the view of TSO that the APC’s candidate for VP should be chosen from the North-West, the single largest voting bloc in Nigeria.” He added that “after due consultation with critical Stakeholders especially in the North-West, it is of the fact that El-Rufai is Asiwaju’s best choice for Vice President.” Alhaji Suleiman disclosed that Governor El-Rufai is a very experienced person. He has held office at the federal level and the state level, and he has done well in every office. He has always stood for progressive policies. He is not afraid of difficult decisions. This is a man that is running a state government with appointees from all over Nigeria. “His capacity is not in doubt. His ability is outstanding. He is firm. He is courageous. He is principled. He said that “It is our view that the person that can best compliment Asiwaju as VP is Malam Nasir El-Rufai The Executive Governor of Kaduna State and we recommend that he should be chosen as the running mate.” He however stated that the Tinubu Support Organisation is working tirelessly for the election of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria and it believes that the choice of running mate is a critical success factor for the victory of Asiwaju.
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