With the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary over, the ruling party's flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is now on a mission to pacify former aspirants who are aggrieved over the outcome of the election.
Most of these former aspirants were in the special list compiled by APC governors which President Muhammadu Buhari was expected to choose from.
- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
- Rotimi Amaechi
- Governor Yahaya Bello
- Governor Dave Umahi
- Godswill Akpabio
- Ibikunle Amosun
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Is he the running mate? Tinubu meets APC governor behind closed door
Meanwhile, Tinubu was in a closed-door meeting with Bello.
Those in Tinubu's entourage during the visit on Friday, June 10, include APC governors like Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Bello Matawalle, and Abdullahi Ganduje.
A former national chairman of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole, was also one of those who accompanied Tinubu.
The general suspicion was that the visit was aimed at pacifying Governor Bello who was one of the presidential aspirants who were aggrieved over the outcome of the just-concluded presidential primary.
Consensus: Buhari to pick from these aspirants as APC governors submit special list
Amid the emergence of Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the consensus candidate of the APC ahead of 2023, governors on the platform of the party had taken a very drastic step.
As reported exclusively by Daily Trust, APC governors, to bring about fairness in the selection of a formidable candidate, had drawn a list of aspirants from which President Buhari was expected to choose.
Quoting a source, the newspaper said the list was submitted to President Buhari on Tuesday, June 7.
Tinubu speaks on choice of running mate after meeting Buhari
In another report by Legit.ng, Tinubu had said that his choice of running mate is in his pocket book.
The former governor of Lagos state disclosed this when he visited President Buhari at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday, June 9.
Legit.ng gathered that Tinubu was accompanied on a thank-you visit to the president by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and MD/CEO Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu.