Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
By Our Reporter
All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has submitted the name of Kabir Ibrahim Masari as a tentative presidential vice presidential candidate in a bid to beat the Friday June 17 deadline given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to political parties
It was, however, gathered that the name of Masari, who hails from the home State of President Muhammadu Buhari, would later be changed after the party stakeholders must have agreed on the suitable vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.
This much was revealed by a dependable source within the party. ” Yes Tinubu has submitted the name of his running mate, but consultation is still ongoing”
It was further gathered that the move by Tinubu and the ruling party was to meet the statutory requirement and beat the deadline set by the electoral umpire.
However, Tinubu will today meet President Muhammadu Buhari as consultation continues on the issue of his running mate.
There have been strong opposition against the issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket been mulled by the ruling party.
Though some names had been mentioned as possible running-mates to the former Lagos State governor, it was gathered that no compromise had been reached yet.