By Emmanuel Adeleke
A group of friends led by Aree Olumuyiwa Akinboro (SAN), have purchased Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party’s national organising secretary, Hon Umar Bature, who handed the forms and other necessary documents to the group stated that due process was followed in the sale of the form.
Speaking, Akinboro said the group is made up of concerned Nigerians who are bothered about the current state of the country.
He said: “Tambuwal is someone we have all known for 30 years and nothing has changed about him. He’s humble, focused and intelligent. People ask if he has the money to pursue this ambition. That is why we are here to buy this form for him. He is not aware but we as professionals and apoliticalwant him to lead.”
On zoning arrangement, Akinboro noted that PDP should present its best candidate and look at zoning after winning the election.
“As regards zoning, we believe Tambuwal is a native of Nigeria and this is someone who is at home in all parts of the nation. Just look at us, we have Yoruba, Igbo, Ibibio, and we are saying, PDP, put your best foot forward. You can see there are no money bags here, but the little we have, we will use for him,” he said.
He noted that PDP has the best chance of winning the 2023 presidential election if it presents Tambuwal as its flagbearer.
“PDP, you have a good chance to win this election. This election will be decided by simple Nigerians and we are part of that simple Nigerians,” Akinboro added.