By Musa Adamu
A political group, 10 Northern APC organizations, has called upon the All Progressives Congress (APC) to present a new young face as its Vice Presidential candidate in 2023 presidential election.
The group’s spokesman Musa Aminu Azare, said in a Press Release sent to local and international journalists, that for fairness and to be politically correct for the APC, the southwest should produce the next president while the northeast should get the slot of the vice president.
The group cautioned that; if the party failed to use this opportunity for a paradigm shift in producing a young man from the northeast as its vice presidential candidate, the PDP, and its coalition will have an easy ride because they will utilize that opportunity and the poor reward system in the APC led central government to campaign against the APC in 2023 presidential election.
A situation which it said APC’s leadership and President Muhammadu Buhari himself will not want to happen.
“The 2023 presidential elections is expected to be very top because both APC and the PDP will be assessed on the same scale.
“Our group is determined and is insisting that next vice President of this country should come from the Northeast and, we also call on ex-governors and serving senators not to think of vying for the slot, because it is now the time for a young new face; I am making that very very clear to you,” Aminu said.
Aminu, who stated that their 10 groups were in the forefront of the quest by Northeast to produce the next vice president in 2023, added that even the youths and many groups in the Northwest and Northcentral were clear in their calls for the northeast to produce the next vice president. And, the group will strongly campaign for the southwest as well to produce the next president
“All of us have this very tough and common agenda,” he explained.
He said there are strong calls within the polity, especially in the north, for the APC to present a new face as its vice presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential elections.