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Opinion: Why Nigerians Believe Tinubu Should Consider Yakubu Dogara

I wrote an article published (on Opera News App) today on why Bola Ahmed Tinubu should consider Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of Federation as his vice presidential candidate (if Tinubu finally decides to contest in 2023) instead of using Mr. Yakubu Dogara, the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives.

I gave some reasons including the fact that Boss Mustapha has been consistent as an APC member from Adamawa State; that Boss Mustapha is a Christian like Yakubu Dogara and that Mr. Boss Mustapha is an experienced cabinet member in the Federal Executive Council.

The Article is titled: Opinion: Why Tinubu Should Consider Boss Mustapha Instead Of Yakubu Dogara

Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Yakubu Dogara.

I have received some comments and I will like to summarise them. Actually, many Nigerians believe that it is more advisable for Tinubu to pick the former speaker because of several reasons they give. They argue that it is highly important for the former Lagos State governor to let Yakubu Dogara be his running mate rather than the President Muhammadu Buhari's appointee, that is Boss Mustapha.

The Nigerians who commented said that Mr. Yakubu Dogara has had political experience. They said that the former speaker has contested elections in Bauchi State and he won the elections even when he was a member of both the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progresives Congress (APC).

In their words, those who commented posited that Mr. Yakubu Dogara has tested his popularity at least more than twice and he was elected. Yakubu Dogara's popularity transcends Bauchi State. As a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, he understands the politics of the country, hence, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu should consider him as a good option when picking a vice presidential candidate.

Not only that it is widely believed that Yakubu Dogara has political values and he is sellable considering his many years of experience in Nigerian politics. It is Al argued that he is a politician at the grassroots with widespread influence throughout the country.

Boss Mustapha taking instructions from Muhammadu Buhari.

Actually, I believe that Boss Mustapha is the best candidate because nominating him is a way of allowing president Muhammadu Buhari to contribute to the political deals in the APC. Since Boss Mustapha is an appointee of Buhari, he should be considered for nomination.

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