Daily Metro News NG
The 2023 presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has decided on his choice of running mate ahead of the deadline date set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for withdrawal and replacement of candidates.
A very reliable and competent source in the Tinubu Campaign Organisation who requested anonymity confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.
The source said Tinubu would make the name of his choice vice-presidential candidate public this week.
The source said; “The vice-presidential nominee may most likely be a former governor and senator from the Northeast part of Nigeria.
“The person is also by accident of birth a Muslim, confirming what Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said on Saturday that Tinubu had settled for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.’’
The source added that in picking the running mate, Tinubu was not thinking about religion, but about competence, exposure and intellectual depth of the candidate.
“The considerations given for the choice of a running mate were dictated by the need to choose an individual capable of working with the presidential candidate to take Nigeria to greater heights,’’ the source said.
Tinubu is scheduled to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina, on Sunday to pay Sallah homage and brief the president on his chosen running mate.
The former Lagos State governor won APC’s presidential ticket at the party’s June 8 special national convention and presidential primary election.
He has earlier chose Ibrahim Kabiru Masari, as placeholder for the vice-presidential slot.