Dogara/Tinubu 2023 presidential ticket, mere rumour - Yobe Gov

Former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara
Emeh Joy

The governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni said on Thursday that the purported 2023 presidential ticket of the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara was a mere rumour.

Buni who also doubles as the Chairman of the All Progress Congress Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee said APC would emerge to surprise Nigerians in the September governorship election in Edo state.

Buni, speaking in an interview in the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation monitored in Kaduna on Thursday said the APC would come out victorious in the Edo state election.

The Edo September gubernatorial election has Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the former Chief of Staff and Secretary to Edo state government contesting under the umbrella of APC while the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki is contesting under the opposition party PDP

Obaseki seemly has the backing of some of his counterparts like the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike who was quoted to have said that Obaseki has no opponent in the contest.

When asked whether it is true that Dogara joined the party so that Dogara and Tinubu would contest to have Christian/Muslim ticket, Buni said;

"These are mere rumour, and rumour strives in democracy. That is not even our concern for now. It is not even proper to start talking about 2023 when we have a seating President.

"People are surprised when Dogara joined us (APC). That's how we will continue to spring surprises. In a democracy, people talk, but 2023 is not even our priority now. We are working towards uniting the party".

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