2023: Tinubu, Others Meet Maku, Plots Floating New Party

 NATIONAL leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu on Friday held a closed door meeting with former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku at his residence in Wakama, Akun Development Area of Nasarawa State.

The meeting which lasts till early hours of today also has key other political heavyweights across the country in attendance. 

A close associate of Maku, who is currently serving 2nd term as National Scribe of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), confirms in a chat.  

According to him, immediate past president of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki was also in attendance. 

Also, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Governor Aminu Tambuwal among others from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) were in the meeting. 

The source further confirms former presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi in attendance. 

Floating a new political party ahead of the 2023 general elections was the main issue on the table.  

Tinubu, a two-term governor of Lagos is willing to defect to the new party if he will be made the presidential candidate. This he said, was non negotiable. 

Also nursing presidential ambition is Tambuwal who wore white agbada to the meeting. 

Meanwhile, President Buhari on Friday, January 10, called on Nigerian youths to get themselves ready to take on the mantle of leadership of the country.

Speaking to All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leaders from all regions of the country who paid him a visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, he said that the fact that youths will eventually rule Nigeria is inevitable even to the present generation of leaders. 

The president said that this is an enormous responsibility which the youths must be very prepared for. 

Making reference to the tragedy of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war that claimed the lives of many citizen, according to him, about 2 million, Buhari said that the nation has learned its lesson, adding that no one is unimportant as long as nation-building is concerned.

“With all certainty, someday you will have to take up the mantle of leadership in this country, and you should be prepared for huge responsibilities.

“And you have to brace up for leadership. Some interest groups will come up with ethnic, religious issues, but you have to look at the broader picture", he said.

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