By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said if All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader and presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he would be handed the presidential ticket in 2023.
Mohammed stated this on Sunday while featuring on Arise TV programme, ‘ThisDay Live.’
The governor is one of the invitees that attended the iftar hosted by the first lady, Aisha Buhari, for presidential hopefuls, on Saturday.
Speaking on the programme, Mohammed said he met Tinubu and other eminent Nigerians, adding that the former Lagos State Governor would be given the presidential ticket because of his contributions if he was a member of PDP.
Mohammed noted that he attended the iftar to prove that he is a product of consensus.
“I knew it was an opportunity to meet other eminent Nigerians who are stepping out to present themselves.
“And I was lucky I met Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. We discussed; he was calling me consensus and I told him that ‘if you were in PDP we would have just given you the ticket because we knew that without you Buhari wouldn’t have been a president,’ and so in PDP we recognise contributions.
“We have some people in Nigeria that we must recognise and it was definitely a good outing for me yesterday. The first lady is a unifier. She has shown that she is a mother of the nation and all the presidential aspirants, not only in PDP, APC, but all the other parties were there. It was an opportunity to show that I’m really a product of consensus or closing rank irrespective of party differences,” the governor said.