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    2023: APC May Unveil Tinubu’s Running Mate Wednesday


    Jun 13, 2022

    The All Progressives Congress may reveal its Vice Presidential candidate who will run alongside its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu on Wednesday.

    The former governor of Lagos State is expected to conclude consultations with APC stakeholders and governors on Tuesday and announce his running mate on Wednesday.

    A further report revealed that the governors of the ruling party and other stakeholders have concluded that the vice-presidential ticket should be zoned to the North-East.

    There have been speculations that Tinubu might settle for a Muslim as his running mate.

    The people considered for the position include the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu; a former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima; the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong.

    Naija News learnt that the South-East would produce the Senate President, while the North-West would produce the House of Representatives Speaker.

    Lagos Vice Chairman (Central) of the APC, Hakeem Bamgbala in an interview with Punch stated that Tinubu would unveil his running mate in the next two or three days.

    Bamigbala further stated that APC has not decided on the issue of a Muslim running mate for Tinubu.

    He stated, “The issue of this Muslim-Muslim ticket is still speculation till the next two to three days (Wednesday) when the party will unveil Asiwaju’s running mate.

    “It is not enough for anybody to just come out to say the APC is fielding a Muslim VP. Nobody has mentioned that. We are still looking at a credible northerner who can be a Christian too to pair with Tinubu.”

    The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka while speaking on the issue said, “We are not in any kind of time competition with the PDP to make that announcement.

    “If the PDP chooses to make their announcement on Tuesday, that does not impose any obligation on the APC or any other party for that matter to make a similar announcement by that date.

    “Again, the choice of vice president will be made through consultation with the party and relevant stakeholders. Nigerians should be patient as they decide on the candidate and the part of the country he is coming from.”

    Morka added, “I am sure you know that since the convention, the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has been on the road reaching out to and meeting all the aspirants and co-contestants at the primary. And in doing so, he is rallying them back to the base in readiness for the upcoming campaign.”

    This article was originally published on Naija News

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