Buhari Cedes APC Vice Presidential Slot to Tinubu
“Buhari told Tinubu that he could either choose himself or recommend somebody else. The combined vote of the region, plus the votes of Akwa-Ibom, Rivers and Bayelsa delivered by Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State gave Buhari a landslide victory in Lagos,” a source said.
However, the source said Buhari was aware of a recent APC resolution against a Muslim/Muslim Presidential ticket and that the General was also aware of the sensitivity and diversity of the Nigerian nation before making the offer to Tinubu who is a Muslim like himself.
The calculation is that should Tinubu pick himself as the running mate and it is acceptable to the party Exco, Buhari would have no opposition to it.
On the other hand, if he is rejected by the Exco, Tinubu will have to recommend somebody else. High on Tinubu’s consideration, should it come to that, is Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and Professor Yemi Osibajo, a former commissioner in Tinubu’s defunct cabinet. Osibajo’s consideration is to give the South-west a sense of belonging in the emerging political permutation.
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