The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and foundation member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has asked National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to shelve his 2023 presidential ambition and support a young person.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State told newsmen a few days ago in Abuja, that he would not turn down request by some Nigerians to run for presidency.
He added that he was still consulting his friends and other critical stakeholders in the polity at the end of which he would make his intention public.
But Okechukwu in a statement on Sunday said Tinubu should rather pick a young presidential aspirant from the southern part of the country and support him.
“If one is consulted by our national leader, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on whether he should run or not for the exalted office of the President of Nigeria in 2023, my candid advice will be that he should use his abundant Almighty God’s endowment to unite the APC and unite the South and by extension our beloved country, by backing a candidate from the southeast,” Okechukwu said.
He explained that supporting a young aspirant from the south would unite the region, adding that some northerners feel reluctant to support the south because of their lack of unity.
The VON DG said it would be statesmanlike for Tinubu to be a Kingmaker than throwing his hat into the ring.