A group by name APC Group 10 North-east has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to present a young face as its vice presidential candidate in 2023 presidential election
The group’s spokesman, Malam Musa Aminu Azare, said this Monday in a statement sent by e-mail to Blueprint in Abuja.
He said: “For fairness and to be politically correct for the APC, the South-west should produce the next president while the North-east should get the slot of the vice president.”
“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,” the statement said.“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 clear to you,” Azare further said.
By insisting on young face, the group has rejected the possibility of the party’s national leader and rumoured presidential aspirants, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed, for the 2023 race.