'2023 not APC's priority now' -- Yobe Gov dismisses rumoured Tinubu/Dogara presidential ticket/ Tinubu/Dogara

The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has dismissed rumours in some quarters that the ruling party was backing the 2023 presidential ticket of a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

NVS had earlier reported how Dogara dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress APC).

Following the development, unverified claims had swirled that the former Speaker could be flying the APC's flag alongside Tinubu at the 2023 general elections.

But in an interview on the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation on Thursday, Buni, who is Chairman of the APC's Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee, called on the public to discard the reports.

He said: “These are mere rumour and rumor strive in democracy. That’s not even our concern for now. It is not even proper to start talking about 2023 when we have a seating President.

“People are surprise when Dogara joined us(APC). That’s how we will continue to spring surprises. In democracy, people talk but 2023 is not even our priority now. We are working towards uniting the party.”