Zulum: Buhari will play key role in selection of APC presidential candidate
Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will play a crucial role in the selection of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While hosting Rotimi Amaechi, presidential hopeful, in Maiduguri, Borno capital, on Sunday, Zulum said the APC delegates in the state are waiting for Buhari’s counsel on who to choose as the party’s flag bearer.
According to the governor, the ruling party needs a candidate that would enable the APC to retain power in 2023.
“Borno state delegates will vote based on their conscience. But again, our leader, general Muhammadu Buhari, is very important in this political equation,” he said.
“We are still waiting for him to tell us what to do and we will follow. His advice is very important so we have to wait for his advice.
“Nigerians should pray for a good candidate to emerge, irrespective of tribe, region or ethnic background but a candidate that will ensure the APC forms the central government come 2023.”
On his part, Amaechi said if elected as president, he would end the insurgency in the north-east and insecurity in general.
“When I was governor of Rivers state, Buratai was a brigade commander while Abba Suleiman was the police commissioner,” he said.
“We ensured we engaged the teeming and idle youths by giving them jobs that kept them from the streets.”