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2023 Presidency: Tinubu is first person to ask for my support — Yakasai

An elder statesmen and founding member of the Arewa Consuultative Forum, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has revealed Ahmed Tinubu, requested his support for presidential bid in 2023.

According to the 96-year-old, the former Lagos governor was the first to seek for his support.

Speaking with Punch, Yakasai said; “He (Tinubu) just came to visit me but actually I have two of them (presidential aspirants) that I have earmarked right from the beginning and I made a vow that any one of them who came to ask for my support first is the person I would support. Tinubu is the first person.”

When asked whether Tinubu told him he would be contesting for President in 2021, Yakasai said, “He (Tinubu) did and he asked for my support.”

While speaking on his choice of party, Yakasai said; “I don’t want to join any (political) party but I can support a candidate of my choice.

“I have said it way back in 1951 that I will not be a party member but I will support a candidate of my choice.”

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