Buhari picks Osibajo as running mate for 2015
Buhari picks Osibajo as running mate for 2015

APC leaders disagree over Buhari’s running mate

Yvonne Williams

A long meeting, held by leaders of the All Progressives Congress ended in the early hours of Tuesday(today) without a consensus on a running mate for the party’s presidential candidate, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari,

Aspirants being considered are Governors Rotimi Amaechi(Rivers), Babatunde Fashola(Lagos), Adams Oshiomhole(Edo), a former Lagos State Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yemi Osibajo as well as Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti State), former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun State) and former governor Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti State)

A seven-member committee headed by Chief Tony Momoh was set up to prune down the number of aspirants. It has representatives from each zone of the country.

They include Chief Bisi Akande (South-West), Senator Chris Ngige (South-East), Senator Danjuma Goje (North-East), Chief Audu Ogbe (North-Central), Chief Sam Jaja (South-South) and Governor Yari Abubakar (North-West).

It was gathered that Abubakar, Okorocha, Kwankwaso and Nda-Isiah   would lend their voices to the choice of the vice-presidential candidate.   This would be followed up by input from Buhari.

One of the governors, who attended the meeting said, “We are still meeting. It is not as easy as you see it. We are still meeting.”

Another leader of the party also confirmed the stalemate, saying “We have not picked anybody yet.”

He explained that the NWC which would meet on Tuesday(today) was   expected to “ratify whoever is picked if there’s a stalemate tonight(Monday). “

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