APC Picks Osibajo As Buhari’s Running Mate?Featured, Latest News Monday, December 15th, 2014
Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – As predicted on Sunday by the African Examiner Online news on Sunday that the Choice of the running mate to the All Progressive Party Presidential candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari has been narrowed to the South West, the Party has endorsed Professor Yemi Osibajo for the post.
Osibajo who was a former Commissioner and attorney General of Lagos when Tinubu was governor was after extensive consultation by stakeholders of the party in the zone.
He was said to have been picked owing to his unparalleled loyalty to Tinubu and had head to head advantage over others eyeing the position.
Other candidates considered for the VP slot were Governor Raji Fashola of Lagos state, Former Ekiti governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state.
Sources at the APC leaders’ meeting had on Saturday night informed African Examiner online news that the vice president’s slot has been zoned to southwest because the defunct All Congress of Nigeria, ACN is rooted in the zone.
The source explained that Buhari has taken the slot for CPC, which is thought to be a junior partner, the least the ACN bloc as a senior partner in the merger could get is the number two position.
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