JUST IN: APC governors and Buhari Discuss running mate

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President Muhammadu Buhari has met with governors of the APC on Tuesday to discuss the choice of running mate for Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate.

The meeting was held at the presidential villa in the federal capital territory.

The governor of Kebbi State and chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Atiku Bagudu, led his colleagues into the meeting with the president.

Others present were Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president; Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, and Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno.

Last week, the Bola Tinubu campaign organization said the APC governors are at liberty to pick a running mate for Tinubu.

The spokesman of the Tinubu Campaign organization, Bayo Onanuga said Tinubu’s running mate can come from any geo-political zone and religion.

“The vice-president can come from any region and religion. But the PGF is at liberty to pick. Up till now, we are all aware that Atiku has not chosen a VP,” Onanuga had said.

“Yet, he was elected before him. But in our case, it is a party affair.

“The party leaders will look at the chances and decide how they will balance a Muslim from the south, maybe with somebody that comes from north-east, north-central or north-west.

“That is how it is done. I cannot circumvent the party.”


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