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2023: Boss Mustapha Emerges On List Of Recommendations To Become Tinubu’s Running Mate

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2023: Boss Mustapha Emerges On List Of Recommendations To Become Tinubu's Running Mate
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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has been recommended as a candidate to emerge as the running mate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

The recommendation was made on Wednesday in a statement by a coalition of pro-democracy and civil society groups made up of the Peoples Alliance for Indigenous Rights (PAIR), Civil Society Action for National Inclusion (CSANI), and Society for Equity and Gender Advocacy (SEGA).

The statement addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the APC was signed by Isa Pai, Chukwudi Emmanuel and Fola Akin.

According to the coalition, Mustapha as a northern Christian will bring the needed balance to the APC ticket which already has a southern Muslim in the person of Tinubu.

The group also described the SGF as a top official who has distinguished himself in service and has no baggage attached to him, saying Mustapha will be a good choice.

“Mr. Boss Mustapha is near-impeccable, reliable, trustworthy and without controversy or any baggage to underwhelm the APC project to retain power in 2023,” the statement reads.

“As a Northern Christian, the SGF will be bringing to bear the required balance, assuage the fears of the Christian population and an assurance that the interest of the North will be protected.

“Over the years, Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has demonstrated dexterity in his duties, commitment and loyalty to the ideals of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“As the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha demonstrated that in times of national (global) emergency, what is required is one individual who can lead, organise, direct, be focused, calm and reassuring. It is no small measure that he brilliantly coordinated the COVID-19 task team that performed creditably,” it added.

The coalition urged the APC leaders to pick Mustapha “to demonstrate, as they have always done, that in the march to greatness and Next Level, no section will be left behind, more so for those who have kept faith with the administration”.

As the clock ticks to the final minutes for the choice of a Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Boss Mustapha stands taller than any being considered at the moment in terms of his unblemished record, exemplary service to the administration and country, direction of purpose, geo-political and religious balance and inclusion,” they added.