All Progressives Congress VP Nomination Process: Tinubu Snubs Buhari

Former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed
Tinubu, has reportedly spurned entreaties
from Muhammad Buhari, the presidential
candidate of the All Progressives Congress
(APC) to submit a fresh list of nominees to
be considered for the second spot on the
presidential ticket.
The national leader of the APC shunned a general caucus
meeting of the APC in Abuja last night because of hostility
by state governors in the party towards his candidature.
In a rejoinder sent to Saharareporters earlier today, Mr.
Tinubu declared his interest becoming the Vice Presidential
candidate to Buhari, affirming that as a great mobilizer, he
was most suited to be Buhari’s running mate. His position,
however, is at variance with the position of party caucus
members who have decided against fielding a Muslim/
Muslim ticket.
Contrary to the wisdom of the top hierarchy of the party,
Tinubu averred in his statement that religion could not be a
barrier against his ambition.
SaharaReporters sources disclosed that party chairman
John Odigie-Oyegun has submitted 10 names to Buhari for
his consideration, leaving him at liberty to decide whom he
wanted as his running mate following the Monday night
party deadlock.
Buhari reportedly reached out to Tinubu today to nominate
at least three people to be considered, but the former
governor refused, claiming that he remains the most
qualified candidate for the second spot on the presidential
ticket.Mr. Oyegun told the press that the party will announce a candidate by Wednesday.


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