Tinubu Goes For Muslim Running Mate, To Inform Buhari Today

Tinubu Goes For Muslim Running Mate, To Inform Buhari Today

Agency report 

The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC  who is also the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly settled for a Muslim running mate.

A source in the Tinubu Campaign Organisation  confirmed this to news agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Sunday in Abuja.

The source told NAN that Tinubu would make the name of the candidate public this week.

“The vice-presidential nominee may most likely be a former governor and senator from the Northeast part of Nigeria,” the source said.

“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 the 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 added.

According to NAN, Tinubu is scheduled to pay Sallah homage to President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina, on Sunday to brief him on his chosen running mate.


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