The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has urged the north east to double efforts in support for their son and vice presidential candidate Senator Kashim Shettima who is from the region.
Tinubu stated this while addressing party leaders and faithfuls at the wedding ceremony of Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s son, Misbau Yahaya in Gombe.
Tinubu, while acknowledging it was not yet time for campaign, urged them to ensure that he becomes the next President in 2023.
“North East people, what you have done in the past I appreciate. Now that your son is my running mate, you have to double your efforts,” he said.
The APC presidential candidate held all invitees at the wedding ceremony spellbound as he suddenly transformed into a wedding counsellor and prayer warrior.
He prayed for a successful married life for the couple and advised them to adhere to marital etiquettes.
“My prayer for you is happiness in marriage; happiness at home and happiness everywhere you go.
“I advise you people that though marriage is easy but as it is, you must learn to always hold conversation with each other; you must learn to always talk with each other.
“Our prayer is that Almighty Allah will grant you children as well as wisdom and strength to do the same for your own children,” he said.
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He also advised them on tolerance and understanding for successful marriage
Also speaking at the reception at the Government House banquet hall, Senate President Ahmed Lawan urged Tinubu to see the zone as his next home after the South West: “this is your next home after South West; this is your safe zone,” he said.
Shettima pleaded support for Tinubu who he said would transform the entire zone beyond expectations.
Tinubu, Shettima, Lawan, the Minister for communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami; Governors Ahmad Fintiri (Adamawa); Abdulkadir Muhammed (Bauchi); Mala Bini (Yobe); Abdullah Sule (Nasarawa) andBabagana Zulum (Borno) and former Gombe Governor Danjuma Goje were those at the wedding.