Delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kaduna State have asked presidential hopeful, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to adopt their governor, Nasir El-Rufai as running mate in the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State had visited the North-West state to woo delegates ahead of APC presidential primaries billed to hold at the end of this month.
“We have a request for you (Tinubu), sir. What I’m about to say I did not tell our governor because I know if I tell him he would not support it. We want you to take our governor as your running mate,” Garba Babawo, a federal lawmaker who spoke on behalf of other delegates was quoted as saying.
“We don’t want him to go and settle outside the country after the election because we know his plan. His plan is to leave the country and live in overseas after his tenure as the governor. But we want him to serve the country as your running mate”.
The delegates also unanimously endorsed Tinubu to fly the flag of the party in the 2023 general election.