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APC yet to choose Buhari's running mate

By The Citizen
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ALL Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to decide on the running mate of its presidential candidate, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). Yesterday, the APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, met for many hours with the party's chieftains behind closed doors, apparently over the choice of running mate from among the nominees from southern Nigeria. The meeting was against the backdrop of speculations in a section of the media that Buhari had settled for Prof. Yemi Osibajo, a former commissioner in Lagos State during the then Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu's tenure. However, the party's National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, told reporters at its national secretariat that it was too early to speculate over an issue that was still a subject of 'deep consultation.' He urged them to be patient and wait till chieftains of the party, who were still at the closed-door meeting last night, reached a final decision. The party has up till Thursday to submit its provisional list of nominees for its presidential and vice presidential candidates to INEC.