Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election which holds on Saturday, February 25, the National Conscience Party [NCP] has thrown its weight behind the candidature of the All Progressives Party[APC], Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Party founded by late Nigeria’s foremost human rights activist and lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, made its position to support the APC presidential candidate known in a communiqué issued after the emergency meeting of its National Coordinating Council on Wednesday, February 22 . The meeting was attended by 19 state chairmen, three national deputy chairmen, and five members of National Executive Council, NEC. The communiqué which was signed by Comrade Adebola Lateef, National Secretary, Pastor Peters Omorogbon [NDC/South-South] and Comrade Waheed Lawal. Who is the party’s acting chairman said the former Lagos State governor deserves its support and the backing of Nigerian voters in the Saturday’s presidential election for a number of reasons.
The NCP stated that “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress[APC] is more qualified to govern Nigeria than the rest of the presidential candidates. The NCP/NCC disagrees with the argument in some quarters that measures capacity for leadership on the basis of physical health, and sees this as discriminatory against people with disabilities that turned out to perform well than those without…” The NCP maintained that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu stands shoulder high among the rest based on his track records as a former governor of Lagos State an as national leader of APC, adjudged to be Nigeria’s largest political party.”
Tinubu was further described as a leader “ that is not tribalistic and runs an all inclusive government by surrounding himself with professionals and technocrats irrespective of tribe and religion and this is evident from verifiable testimonials all over the Federation.”
NCP equally noted that”Tinubu is the only one among the front runners today that has remained in one party and has not been oscillating from one party to the other out of desperation to run.”
The party equally noted that Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu waited patiently as a true democrat, for his turn to contest for the office of the Presidency in Nigeria for which “ he submitted himself to the party primaries and was overwhelmingly elected by his party’s delegates.”
The party therefore directed its leadership in the zones and states to follow suit, and vote for Ahmed Bola Tinubu accordingly as the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Saturay, February 25.