Former Head of State and flag bearer of the
All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015
presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari has
given party leader the prerogative to choose
his running mate, according to a report by
online news platform, TheCable.
Although the closeness of Rivers State
Governor Rotimi Amaechi to Buhari had
made many see him as the likeliest
candidate for the VP slot, but Tinubu’s work
to ensure Buhari wins the primaries has
made the presidential aspirant show
appreciation by giving him the VP slot,
leaving Amaechi out in the cold.
“Politics is not winner-takes-all. Tinubu
worked round the clock to deliver a huge
chunk of votes to Buhari in the primary, and
it is only fair that he is honoured in return,”
an aide to Buhari told the news platform.
Tinubu is yet to present disclose his choice,
according to TheCable, but he is opposed to
Amaechi, who is by far one of the biggest
donors to Buhari’s campaign.
“If the party exco settles for a Muslim/
Muslim ticket, Tinubu himself will be the
number one choice. If not, then Adams
Oshiomhole stands the best chance among
the rest,” an APC chieftain from the
Southwest told TheCable.
An announcement of the financial choice of
Tinubu and the APC is expected next week.
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