By Aminu Garko, Minna.
The North-East Coordinator of the Tinubu Support Organisation, Gov. Muhammad Yahaya of Gombe State, says the chances of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate Bola Tinubu in the region in the 2023 presidential election are very high.
Yahaya made the declaration on Saturday in Minna when he visited ex-Nigerian leaders, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar and Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.
He said: “Our chances in the North-East are very high indeed.
“We are strong in our resolve to win the 2023 General Elections and we shall succeed.
“It does not matter that the PDP presidential candidate is from North-East. Both Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar are my brothers.
“Nigeria is one, and we are struggling to maintain it as a united and indivisible country.
“It doesn’t matter where they come from, what we need is the best for Nigeria.”
Speaking about his visit to Minna, Yahaya said that he visited the elder statesmen and check on their health, particularly Abdulsalami who was just recuperating from an illness.
He said: “Abdulsalami is our father and elder statesman. Knowing him has been a blessing to us. I came to greet him, as he recovers from his recent ailment.
“I pray that God will continue to see him through his life. “
The governor said that the two former leaders had been guiding and advising the citizens on how to live together as one, saying that their efforts should be applauded.
Speaking about the state of insecurity across the country, Yahaya, said that his state had been able to maintain peace in spite of its diversity.
According to him, this is because the people have realized their differences early and have worked to address them.
“In Gombe, you will find that some families have both Christians and Muslims,
“It is a cosmopolitan settlement and a small Nigeria.
“We realized our differences early enough and we seek to address them.
“We have tried to maintain peace and understanding, in the spirit of nationhood and brotherhood,” Yahaya said.