Umar Akilu Majeri
The All Progressives Congress (APC) may have already started looking for its presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general election.
The National Youth Leader of the APC Barrister Ismail Ahmed, who stated this said that the party will face a stiff political war against the odd of not having a presidential candidate that could spring-up millions of votes as it happened in the subsequent elections.
Barrister Ismail who was in Dutse the Jigawa state capital at a parley with stakeholders at the Manpower Development Institute (MDI( Dutse, said that ” for the first time in a long time, President Muhammadu Buhari will be out of the equation in 2023 with an entirely fresh candidate that will be expected to win elections for the party”, he said.
He said members of the party should not be under the illusion that the elections would be smooth, adding that already the main opposition party PDP, has about 14 states with mega resources to finance the party.
The meeting between the national youth leader and other stakeholders in Dutse may have come at a time the APC is in a dilemma of a political candidate that would have a pedigree of President Buhari that would guarantee mass votes for the party.
Earlier the acting state APC chairman Alhaji Muhammad Umar Dikkuma congratulated the national youth leader for series of political interventions he made on behalf of Jigawa’ state as he said for years northern youth are the most backward in the country.
Alhaji Muhammadu Umar Dikkuma explained further that “it is very unfortunate that the youth were neglected for a very long time where their future has been tempered which leading them to social vices.”