The Coalition of Northern Yoruba Youths (CNYY), Monday, said the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmad Tinubu should consider picking Reverend Yakubu Pam, as his running mate in the 2023 general election.
The group in a communique issued at the end of its executive meeting in Kaduna, made available to Blueprint correspondent in Jos, said going Tinubu’s pedigree and political antecedents, having Rev. Pam, will further consolidate chances of winning in the election.
The communique was signed by Deji Abdullateef, Chairman and Ajayi Johnson, Secretary.
He said, “As Yoruba youths, domiciled in the Northern part of Nigeria, have known the good work Senator Tinubu, not only in the area of infrastructural development of Lagos state but even setting up the template that is making Lagos State, as hub of economic growth in entire Africa”.
According to them, Tinubu has carved a niche for himself, in the area of human capital development, at which Northerners domiciles in Lagos state, were appointed into strategic positions irrespective of religious or tribal differences, that have promoted peace, harmony and cohesion.
“Reverend Pam, a former Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern region, having worked as an ambassador of peace, working across not only the Northern part of Nigeria, but even to other regions of it, has the potential of attracting millions of people to vote and give Tinubu the desired victory comes 2023,” they said.
The group further said picking Reverend Pam, as running mate, is like promoting Senator Tinubu’s inspiration of keeping Nigeria, an indivisible nation.
“We are confident that with Rev. Pam, as running mate, Plateau people will in turn build their confidence in favour of Senator Tinubu, so also will the other 5 states that made up the North Central states and by extension the entire 19 Northern states,” they advanced.