The Tinubu Media Team (TMT), on Wednesday in Abuja, said that ceding the presidency to the South in 2023 is only normal to ensure equity, justice and fairness.
Alhaji Mohammed Doka, Co-ordinator, of TMT, said this at a news conference, adding that the North must get rid of the ‘Born to Rule’ mentality.
The TMT is a support group of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a two-term governor of Lagos State and one of the leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC).
Doka stressed that the APC has no reason to zone its presidency to the North at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s eight year tenure in office.
“In the spirit of justice, equity and fairness, I have always said it to my colleagues. I am not just the national Co-ordinator of the Tinubu Media Team.
“I’m also the National President of Arewa Youth Progressive Alliance of Nigeria, and also a member of Arewa Consultative Forum, the youth wing.
“For us to get rid of the tag of borne to rule mentality, we must now see ourselves more as nationalist than regionalist.
“There is no basis and there is no reason why a APC should zone its presidency to the North,” he said
He added that Nigeria is comprised of six geopolitical zones, and two major blocs, saying that retaining the presidency in the North in 2023 would be selfish and would not go well for Nigeria and Nigerians.
While saying speaking on a Muslim-Muslim ticket, Doka said:”you cannot divorce religion and politics”.
He, however, added that individual capability and capacity should be of paramount not the religion.
He expressed confidence in the Sen. Abdullahi Adamu leadership of the APC, saying that he is a seasoned politician with track record of assimilating different views.
He said with Adamu as APC national chairman, there would be no cause for alarm at the end of the day.
He opposed consensus arrangement in choosing the party’s presidential candidate for 2023 presidential election, saying that the aspirants should go through indirect primary.