APC’s presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has received advice from members of the Tinubu Support Group’s Planning and Strategy Committee regarding the selection of his campaign’s director general and the allocation of leadership positions in the National Assembly and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The committee’s study, titled “Report on the Actualization of the Presidency of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the Coming 2023 General Election,” was written by the committee’s chairman, Babachir Lawal, a former secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The document was signed by 22 of the committee’s 23 members, with the exception of Nuhu Ribadu, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, according to a copy seen by our correspondent on Saturday.
The report partly read, “It is advised that the DG emerges from the northern part of the country.
“Qualities of a DG: seasoned and grassroots mobiliser; a good orator; must not be a contestant for any elective position in the forthcoming election to avoid distractions; a team player; non-confrontational; must be well abreast with national politics; passion, loyalty and deep commitment for the project.
“The committee further recommends in consonance with organogram as prepared by the Organogram and Technical Committee that gender balance should be strongly considered for the position of Deputy DG’s North or South.”
In addition, the panel gave the APC advice on how to share other national positions.
The recommendation read, “In response to addressing the key positions, their religion and the likely public backlash that might arise, these recommendations were given for balance: Also, our principal should hold consultations with religious leaders and stakeholders across the society.
“President, South-West; Vice-President, North-East; Senate President, North-West; Speaker, South-East; Deputy Senate President, South-South; Deputy Speaker, North-East; SGF, North-Central; APC Chairman, North-Central; Chief of Staff (to the President), subject to Mr. President’s decision.”