Quest For Buhari’s Vp: Ahmed Bola Tinubu Drops Osibanjo & May Emerge With Another Candidate, The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the choice of its presidential running mate will be made within the context of the best democratic ideals, just like that of its presidential candidate. This represents a somewhat shift from media reports, which had said the presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), had surrendered the choice of his running mate to Senator Bola Tinubu, one of the national leaders of the party.
The party’s position came just as all indications point to the emergence of a south- south vice presidential candidate in the person of Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole. Barring any last minute switch in choice, Oshiomhole will be formally presented to a meeting of party leaders in Abuja Monday. A reliable source said yesterday that the choice of Buhari’s running mate has been narrowed down to Governor Oshiomhole and former Lagos State Attorney General and a Pastor of the Redeemed Church of God (RCCG), Prof. Yemi Osibajo. According to the source, consideration for the two men came only after the former Lagos State governor, Tinubu had agreed to drop his ambition to run with Buhari.
It was learnt that pressure was mounted on Tinubu to drop his interest following wide-spread concern against the fielding of a Muslim-Muslim ticket, especially considering the mood of the nation. Buhari was said to have asked Tinubu to recommend anybody including himself for the number two job.
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