The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee, Mai Mala Buni, on Thursday described the purported 2023 presidential ticket of the national leader of the party Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara as mere rumor.
Buni, who is also the Yobe State governor, made the statement in an interview on the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
He also posited that the APC would spring a surprise in the September governorship election in Edo State.
On whether it is true that Dogara joined the APC to team up with Tinubu for a Muslim/Christian ticket in 2023, Buni said, “These are mere rumours and rumours thrive in democracy. That’s 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 democracy, people talk but 2023 is not even our priority now. We are working towards uniting the party.”
Recall that Dogara recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He had given bad governance in his home state, Bauchi, as his reason for leaving the opposition party.