A founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum and elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has said that no Southern candidate can win the 2023 Presidency without the support of the North.
The 96-year-old elder statesman made this known in an interview with our correspondent on Friday.
He also revealed that he would support the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidential bid in 2023.
Tinubu had on Wednesday visited the elder statesman at his Abuja residence.
Though Tinubu has yet to declare his intention to contest any office in 2023, there have been reports and veiled indications that he might be interested in the exalted seat.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had in October inaugurated the South-West Agenda 2023, a political movement mobilising support for Tinubu to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking with Saturday PUNCH on Friday, 96-year-old Yakasai said he had earmarked two politicians to support for Presidency in 2023.
He, however, said he has no intention to join politics but he has the constitutional right to back any candidate of his choice.