Tinubu Grassroots Support Coalition in collaboration with APC Core Supporters Network has urged the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to adopt Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the consensus presidential candidate for the 2023 election.
Speaking on the theme of the event which is: Strategic approach in achieving consensus building in Nigeria Presidential election: Tinubu the hope of the masses”, the Guest Speaker, Professor Yaki Katuka of the Niger State University, Lapai said that the consensus option would be the best in the selection of candidates to avoid conflicts.
He said: “Despite the way things are in Nigeria today we still believe we have very credible people that can salvage this country.
“But it is not going to be an easy journey because in politics there must be conflict.
“In fact the beauty of politics is conflict. That is why the concept of consensus building is mostly used in conflict management because it is a veritable approach to resolving multi-party differences.
“There must be consensus building because Tinubu cannot be there without our consensus agreement. The issue here is why must we be strategic.
“We need to be strategic in our plans to achieve desired results and the only way Tinubu can get that ticket will be the application of a strategic approach. Here we are developing strategies on how to market Tinubu.
“We are aware that when Tinubu was a Governor of Lagos State, his monthly subventions were seized by the Federal Government but Tinubu said they should take them because Lagos can survive without it.
“Many states cannot survive without subventions. But in the case of Tinubu, he was able to manage his state without subventions.
“He was able to generate revenue. Most people believe that when Tinubu comes he will use that same approach to solve the endemic financial crises bedeviling the country.”
Also speaking, the Public Relations Officer of the Coalition, John Ali, said the roundtable discussion was an inclusive effort to sensitive it’s members across the 19 Northern states on the quest to enthrone Tinubu as APC consensus candidate.
“The aims and objectives of this program is to sensitize members of the organization and the general public on the strategies of consensus building.
As grassroots mobilizers, we want to educate our members who are drawn from all states in the North so that they can take the message home on the need for consensus-building and the quality leadership of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is one of the front runners of the 2023 presidential elections.