VP Ticket: Real Reason Why Tinubu Is Yet to Pick Running Mate, Gov Akeredolu Reveals

VP Ticket: Real Reason Why Tinubu Is Yet to Pick Running Mate, Gov Akeredolu Reveals

  • Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has explained the pain behind the search for a running mate as the forthcoming general elections draw near
  • Ahead of the 2023 polls, the governor disclosed that the APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is in pain over the search for his running mate
  • The Ondo state governor disclosed that Tinubu is putting certain factors into consideration before making his final choice regarding the APC vice presidential slot

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has stated the real reason why the All progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is finding it hard to select a running mate for the 2023 general elections.

In a post shared by APC chieftain Joe Igbokwe via Facebook on Wednesday, July 6, Akeredolu noted that Tinubu is taking his time before he makes his final decision, noting the former governor of Lagos state is finding the task difficult.

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Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, 2023 elections, Bola Tinubu, APC
Governor Akeredolu says Bola Tinubu is finding it difficult to pick a running mate. Photo credit: Joe Igbokwe
Source: Facebook

Tinubu's choice of running mate

He, however, stated that the running mate has to come from the North because Tinubu is already from the South.

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Akeredolu explained further that Tinubu now has to pick his running mate from the three regions in the North.

He explained thus:

“The circumstance Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has found himself now, that’s a major of what I’ll call ground-wetting. For instance, he’ll not pick from the South. So he’s left to make a choice from the North.
“So many factors, but under these circumstances, I think he is probably left with North Central and North East probably because so many factors can come into play.
“So, in determining who you pick at the end of the day, you have to look at loyalty. Will this person be loyal or will he be there to undermine you? Those are issues you’ll have to consider very seriously.”

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2023 presidency: Tinubu, Atiku in war of words over 'dummy' running mate

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Bola Tinubu of the APC has replied to the candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, over his comment on his inability to choose a permanent running mate at INEC stipulated deadline.

Atiku, in a statement, has said that the president's office requires someone with clarity of purpose who can decide on his running mates on time.

Tinubu, in his reaction, said it is unfortunate that Atiku and PDP made such a statement rather than paying attention to tackling their internal crisis.

2023: Fresh crisis looms in APC as 2 northern geopolitical zones tackle each other over Tinubu's running mate

The leadership of the ruling APC is yet to pick a running mate for its presidential flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This is as stakeholders from the northern region are head over each other over Tinubu's choice of running mate.

While they contend for the vice-presidential slot, the party is characterized by a wave of defection in other regions of the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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