Opposition Presidential Candidates Seek Appointments From Tinubu

Some 2023 presidential opposition candidates have urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to give them appointments in his government.

The plea was made when the candidates paid a courtesy visit to the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, at the party secretariat in Abuja on Thursday.

The opposition candidates who made the plea are under the aegis of Forum of Concerned Presidential Candidates.

The opposition candidates include the presidential flag bearers of Action Peoples Party, Charles Nnadi; National Rescue Movement, Felix Osakwe; All Progressives Grand Alliance, Prof Peter Umeadi, Action Democratic Party Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr Odey Udo and the leader of the team, Adewale Adeogun.

NRM candidate, Felix Osakwe disclosed that they are not known to practice politics with bitterness, stressing that it was evident by their refusal to jump on the bandwagon of candidates dragging the president to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in the wake of the poll result.

He said, “I feel Mr chairman you will be the right person to lead us to meet with Mr. President.

“So that we can air our own views in his presence and also to let him know that it is not all the presidential candidates that were against him. We chose not to go to court because this is Nigeria. We are here to thank you and God.

“The former presidential candidates are willing to offer our services to this country. We have a demand and it is for the party.

“That a slot in the campaign council for the Governorship elections should be made available to us. Those of us who have piloted this held a meeting.

“And we are asked to demand from you a presence in the campaign Council. We believe that our job is much more wanted now as we prepare to go into the polls in the three states in November.

“I am to submit two names to the chairman. And we believe by your power and by the special grace of God, it shall be done with your help.

“We will do our best to make sure that the three states that are going for the polls succeed. And with what we have been doing, we are going to mobilise our parties in those states for your party.”

Ganduje applauded the team for supporting the president’s ideology of inclusive politics and government of national unity.

The APC national chairman also promised the delegation that he would present their demand to the president.


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