2023: Buhari Meets APC Governors Over Tinubu’s Running Mate
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, met with Governors of the All Progressive Congress, APC, to discuss the choice of the running mate of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party presidential candidate, on Tuesday.
Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president; Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, and Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, were among those present at the meeting.
Last week, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s campaign organization said the APC governors are at liberty to pick a running mate for Tinubu.
Bayo Onanuga, the spokesman of the campaign organization, said Tinubu’s running mate can come from any geo-political zone and religion.
“The vice-president can come from any region and religion. But the PGF is at liberty to pick. Up till now, we are all aware that Atiku has not chosen a VP,” Onanuga had said. “Yet, he was elected before him. But in our own case, it is a party affair.
“The party leaders will look at the chances and decide how they will balance a Muslim from the south, maybe with somebody that comes from north-east, north-central or from the north-west.
“That is how it is done. I cannot circumvent the party.”