Umar, who is also Gombe State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, had this to say on Wednesday, January 04, 2022, when Yahaya paid tribute to Alhaji. Muhammadu Hamzathe Emir of Nafada, in the Nafada Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
What Omar said: According to him, over the years the north had shown commitment to the unity of the country by voting for candidates of southern extraction to win elections through the electoral ballot.
He said that the electorate in the north believes in justice and fairness just like the APC, therefore supporting a shift of the presidency to the south will eventually lead to the democratic rise of Tinubu.
In his words: “Tinubu has protected all Nigerians, regardless of their tribe, religion and ethnicity, taking them all with him when he was Governor of Lagos State.
“He is not a tribalist or ethno-religious type of person, but a leader who prioritizes competence and ability.
“This is the reason why he appointed different people from any part of the country to do the job under his leadership as the then Governor of Lagos State.” he said.
Umar stated that he was confident that the way the north unanimously voted for Abiola in 1993 and Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 would be replicated for Tinubu in the 2023 general election.