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Aminu Masari, the Governor of Katsina State, has rated the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, above his counterparts for the 2023 presidential election.
Masari, 72, stated this during an interview with TVC.
Responding to a question on Tinubu’s chances at the poll, Masari asked “Who is better than him in the political terrain of Nigeria today?”
Comparing Tinubu to Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, he said, “I don’t know him. Somebody who was a governor of Anambra? Go and ask a Katsina man and the politicians, how many of them know Peter Obi? We are talking about a presidential candidate of Nigeria, somebody who has cut all barriers – tribal, religious, regional, name it.”
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On Atiku, Masari said, “I think Atiku is a formidable force but our force is greater than him and he knows that. He is a veteran of contesting elections and also a veteran loser.”
The Katsina governor downplayed speculations that 2023 represents Atiku’s best chance at presidency, saying, “That was said several times and it never came to pass and this one will never come to pass.”
Speaking on Tinubu’s acceptance in the North, he said, “They’ve already bought into it. First of all, Bola Tinubu is not a new name in politics of Nigeria and we, the people of Katsina, know the role played by Bola Tinubu in 2015 for the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari.
“We know the support he gave in 2019 for the continuation of Muhammadu Buhari. We, here in Katsina, are not ingrates.”