Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has announced that he has begun consultations for the 2023 Presidency.
Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, said he would begin nationwide consultations to run for the exalted office in Aso Villa, according to a statement by the governor’s Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello.
The statement was titled, ‘2023: Tambuwal Kickstarts Consultations On Presidential Bid’.
Tambuwal was quoted as saying, “I have listened to our party leaders, women and youths on the call that I should initiate and begin the process of consultations with a view of running and contesting for the President of Nigeria under the banner of our great party.”
“When members of the House of Representatives of the 7th Assembly approached with their desire for me to contest for the position of Speaker, I gave them certain conditions, one of which was that I have leaders – late President Shehu Shagari, former Governor Aliyu Wamakko and two others in (Sokoto) state.
“I told them to go to my state and consult with these leaders. If they bless your initiative, I will accept your proposal and contest for the Speaker.
“When they came to Sokoto, President Shehu Shagari of blessed memory admonished them that: ‘if you are putting our son forward as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, your efforts must not be sectional or religious.”