Battle for APC’s Vice Presidential slot: Ahmed Bola Tinubu wants Osinbajo, Governors want Amaechi, THE vice presidential slot for the All Progressives Congress (APC), will straight out between Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Professor Yemi Osinbajo, former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General in Lagos State, during the administration of Senator Bola Tinubu as the governor of the state. it was reliably gathered that the APC leadership is now divided along two groups of Tinubu and the governors, with Senator Bukola Saraki, former Kwara State governor, leading the group. General Muhammadu Buhari was said to have conceded choosing his running mate to Tinubu, who is insisting that it must be Professor Osinbajo. The APC governors and former governors, led by Senator Saraki, are said to be totally opposed to Tinubu’s position, with an inside source saying the group wanted Governor Amaechi. It was also gathered at the weekend that Tinubu might move to douse the tension already building up by settling down for former Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, as Buhari’s running mate. Tinubu, sources said, might have settled for the choice of Fayemi as Buhari’s running mate, having conducted the party’s national convention in a creditable manner. “The meeting in Abuja today will seek to resolve all issues. It will address the critical issues. “What is there for the South-South without Amaechi on the ticket and what would be there for the South-West if a candidate from that zone is not picked. “At the end of the day, the leaders will douse the tension and move the party forward,” a source close to the APC said.
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