2023: Tinubu fittest presidential candidate, Ribadu says
Nuhu Ribadu, the director of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Stakeholders Relations Directorate for the 2023 polls, says Bola Tinubu is the most sellable among candidates for the presidential election.
Mr Ribadu disclosed this at the inauguration of the directorate in Abuja.
“Luckily for us, our job is cut out for us. We have the most sellable product in the market today. There is no one candidate out there that is better than our own. Asiwaju Tinubu is an accomplished human being and a thoroughbred administrator, and (a) maverick politician. He has something to show from his glowing antecedents,” stated Mr Ribadu. “He will not learn on the job. He also has a wide network of friends and associates everywhere in Nigeria, which makes our job of outreach very much easier.”
He said that although the 2023 presidential election was a walkover for the APC, the party should not leave anything to chance.
“We should not under-rate our opponents. We should work assiduously to make the margin of winning too wide that the victory will be massive and sweet,” added the former chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
He said the inauguration of the directorate was a watershed for APC to win the 2023 presidential election.
“This is, however, not the beginning of the work. Some of us have burnt many midnight candles for a long time, even before the formal constitution of the directorate, working to build bridges between critical stakeholders,” stated Mr Ribadu.
Ribadu added that as persons chosen by the party’s leadership to market its candidate to key stakeholders across the country, they should realise that the job was strategic and crucial to the party’s success.
“We should, therefore, not waver or get distracted by any challenge that we may encounter along the road. We are challenged to deliver, and we should challenge ourselves to ensure we do not disappoint,” stated Mr Ribadu.
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