According to the North-Central Asiwaju Support Group, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu nominated former Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle as a minister to show that he is ready to establish an inclusive government.
In a statement released on Tuesday in Abuja, the National Chairman, Abba Rios Lawal, said that Matawalle’s nomination was both a step in the right direction and a square peg in a square hole.
As they joined their counterparts in other zones to congratulate Matawalle and thank Tinubu for nominating him, they did so.
The statement read: “We cannot easily forget the immense support and encouragement extended to us throughout the electoral campaign of the Asiwaju presidency.
“Matawalle was so supportive to us even though he was not from the North-Central Zone and his assignment was only limited to the South-West.
“In the choice of Matawalle, the President has displayed great wisdom and foresight and without any doubt, we can boldly say that he will be happy he did”.
The group also expressed its congratulations to Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on becoming the APC’s national chairman.
“This is yet another demonstration that President Tinubu is a dependable great statesman who honours his commitments in the face of all challenges.
“In light of this, our Group has decided to ask for permission to pay the new National Chairman a courtesy call in order to reaffirm its allegiance to the APC,” Lawal said.