Atiku Drags Tinubu, Peter Obi Over Failure To Choose Running Mates Before Deadline

Atiku Drags Tinubu, Peter Obi Over Failure To Choose Running Mates Before Deadline

  • PDP presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has mocked Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi over their failure to take the first and important decision
  • Atiku in a statement he personally signed stated that the office of the president requires that the holders must have a clarity of mind of making decisions on running mates
  • Tinubu and Obi and candidates of the APC and Labour Party, who are yet to choose running mates but submitted temporary names, with 30 days space of time to replace them

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked his opponents, Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi over their inability to take the first and most important decision on time.

According to This Day, Atiku said the first and most important decision that any candidate for an executive position in a democracy is the choice of a running mate.

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Tinubu and Obi are presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party who had chosen ‘place holders’ because of their inability to conclude on the choice of their presidential running mate.

As placeholders, Tinubu picked Usman Masari while Obi chose Doyin Okupe, both have a 30-day window to replace them.

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Atiku in a statement he personally signed said,

“The office of the president in particular requires that the holder of that office must have clarity of mind on decision-making.
“That is why in countries that have acquired more experiences in democratic acculturation, the choice that a presidential candidate makes about their running mates, and how they make the decision, provides a window of assessing their preparedness for the job that potentially waits ahead of them.”

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The former vice president then boasted about his choice of running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, adding that he was introspective about him and that Nigerians would be proud of him.

He said,

“In meeting up with this expectation, and more importantly to ensure that I make a pick of a running mate that you shall be proud of, it became necessary for me to be introspective about my choice.”

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