Disgruntled youths under the umbrella of the North East Stakeholders Forum of the All Progressives Congress have kicked against the open endorsement of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, by Tinubu Support Organisation as the ideal candidate for the vice presidential slot.
The TSO had described El-Rufai as the best among the contenders being proposed as running mate to the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Director-General of Tinubu Support Organisation, Aminu Suleiman, while briefing newsmen in Kaduna on Monday said that they had decided after a consultative meeting with critical stakeholders of the party in the North-West geopolitical zone of the country.
Suleiman reiterated that, though the APC had many outstanding individuals among its ranks that could serve as Tinubu’s running mate, the North-West, as the single largest voting bloc in Nigeria, should be allowed to produce the next Vice President.
Reacting to the development, Chairman of the APC North-East Youth Stakeholders Forum, Haruna Sardauna, on Monday night urged Nigerians to reject the imposition of el-Rufai on the country.
Sardauna also called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and the party’s standard bearer, not to take the focus away from the North-East region for justice and equity sake.