The All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked speculations indicating that its presidential ticket for the 2023 election has been jointly allotted to Bola Tinubu, the party’s National Leader; and Yakubu Dogara, a former speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee, made the rebuttal in an interview on Thursday.
Reports emanated during the week that Dogara rejoined the party so that he could be the running mate to Tinubu and ensure the ruling party would have a Muslim/Christian ticket for the presidential election.
But Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, described the purported reports as mere rumour.
“These are mere rumour and rumor strive 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,” Buni told the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
“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.”
Governor Buni also said the APC would spring a surprise in the 19 September governorship election in Edo State.