Buhari Nominates Oshibajo As Running Mate
In an apparent move to satisfy Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Presidential candidate
of All Progressive Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, has nominated ,
former Attorney-General of Lagos State,Yemi Osibajo, as his running mate,
in the incoming 2015 election.
The APC had in several days now been locked in a battle of who becomes
Buhari's running mate. While the APC Presidential candidate wanted Tinubu
to nominate his running mate, other party faithfuls kicked.
Tinubu, according to party insiders, had projected three names, with
himself, his wife, Senator Remi Tinubu, and former commissioner for
justice in Lagos State, Pastor Yemi Osinbajo. All three were rejected by
party stakeholders and Buhari.
Buhari and his associates were said to have turned down Professor Osinbajo
on account of what one source said was his lack of electoral weight.
The nomination of Oshibajo by Buhari is coming a day to the deadline to
submit his nomination form to the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC), following long days meetings over who best fits for his
Oshibajo according to insiders became the preferred choice because of a
protest by Tinubu which was considered dangerous to the unity and success
of the party.
Tinubu, sources told Pointblanknews.com is now at loggerhead with Governor
Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Bukola Saraki who were in the forefront of
blocking his nomination.
Oshibajo's choice is mainly to placate Tinubu, according to an APC chieftain.
“We have to find a way of calming down nerves. As you know, the national
leader have not been happy with the way things played out over the Vice
President slot and so to make peace, since we didn't want his candidacy,
we rather gave it to one of his choices,” an APC source told
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