Tinubu Set to Announce Running Mate as Reduced List of Possible APC Vice-Presidential Candidates Emerges

Tinubu Set to Announce Running Mate as Reduced List of Possible APC Vice-Presidential Candidates Emerges

  • Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC presidential candidate, is reportedly set to announce his running mate on Thursday, June 16
  • There are strong speculations that the former governor of Lagos state and his party have settled for a Muslim/Muslim ticket
  • The former governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, and three others made it to the reduced list of those who may be picked as the APC vice presidential candidate

Barring a last-minute change of plans, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Thursday, June 16, announce his running mate, Vanguard has reported.

The newspaper further stated that there were indications within party circles that the party may have settled for a Muslim/Muslim ticket.

APC Presidential Candidate Bola Tinubu/Running Mate/Ganduje, Shettima Others
The APC presidential flag bearer, Tinubu, is reportedly set to announce his running mate on Thursday, June 16. Photo credit: Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR
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The likely contenders:

  1. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano state governor
  2. Kashim Shettima, former Governor of Borno state
  3. Alhaji Kabir Ibrahim Masari, a kinsman of President Buhari from Katsina state
  4. Dr. Ibrahim Bello Dauda, former Secretary of the Buhari Support Group (BSG) and ally of the President Buhari from the days of All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP) and Congress for Progressive Change ( CPC)

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According to Vanguard, Dauda, a management consultant from Borno state is said to have the support of party chieftains, especially the CPC bloc since the New PDP and the ACN have taken the national chairman and the presidential ticket respectively.

VP Slot: Tinubu opens up on Muslim-Muslim ticket permutation

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the presidential flag bearer of the APC, Tinubu, reacted to the rumours about him selecting a Muslim running mate.

Speaking to newsmen in Ekiti during the governorship rally of the APC in the state, the APC stalwart played down such conversation stating that he condemns such rumours.

Tinubu described people spreading such speculations as undemocratic who are insecure and paranoid of his imminent victory at the forthcoming presidential polls in 2023.

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2023: APC national stakeholders reject Muslim-Muslim ticket

In a similar development, some APC stakeholders have warned that the party must not consider a Muslim-Muslim joint ticket.

The forum called on Tinubu not to listen to the advocates of a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the party in the interest of national unity.

Addressing a press conference on Monday evening, June 13 in Abuja, the forum which comprises several party chieftains, youths leader, and other stakeholders, said Nigeria is currently deeply divided within fault lines of ethnicity and religion and cannot afford to jettison these sensibilities in critical decision making.

Source: Legit.ng

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