He stated this in a recent interview on TVC News.
Bello spoke about being grateful to Tinubu for the good he has done for the north over the years.
Bello said, “I do not believe that imposing any presidential candidate on the party will work out, as such, an individual needs to have worked for himself around the country to be suitable to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Such a person has to be marketable, acceptable, and have modern knowledge of the economy.
“That is actually what Nigeria currently needs. Someone whose pedigree speak for him.
“Bola Tinubu is the symbol of a leader who can unite the country and ensure the prosperity of the country. We who are Muslims from the Northern part of Nigeria believe that this man has given many of us the opportunity to fulfil our political aspirations on multiple occasions.
“Bola Tinubu gave his platform for Atiku to run for president, and he did the same for Nuhu Ribadu. Even when the current president came with a “weak party” that had just a governor, and Bola Tinubu’s party had many governors, Tinubu conceded and gave him the platform to run.
“It is our turn to thank him for all the good he has done for the people in the north. You can see great men from the north supporting him today. Those who believe that Muslims should not be ungrateful to those who have been good to us have resolved to give Bola Tinubu the needed support. We see the next presidential election as an opportunity to thank Bola Tinubu.”
TheNewsGuru.com recalls that four parties, including the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) came together to form the ruling APC and wrestle power from the current major opposition in the country, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2013.
Bola Tinubu was seen as the major financier of the then ACN with Buhari as the major force behind CPC and ANPP which were the super powers of what became the APC.