Osinbajo may emerge Buhari's running mate, Amaechi as presidential campaign manager

By The Citizen
Click for Full Image Size

It is most likely that All Progressives Congress (APC) will announce a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as the running mate of the APC presidential candidate, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.).

This is coming as it was also gathered that Chief Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers State governor will be named as the Buhari Campaign Manager.

Competent sources in the party told our correspondents on Wednesday that Osinbajo, who served as justice commissioner during the tenure of former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would be named as the vice presidential candidate of the APC.

Osinbajo, a professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, may be a candidate of Tinubu.

The choice of who emerges as Buhari's running mate has generated intense debate and interest since the emergence of the former Head of State as the APC's flag bearer last Friday.

Governor Amaechi; his Lagos State counterpart, Babatunde Fashola; the immediate former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi ; Senator Chris Ngige and former National Chairman of the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, had previously been tipped as likely candidate for the vice presidential slot.

But one of the governors in the South-West told one of our correspondents on Wednesday, 'Osinbajo will likely be named as the vice presidential candidate today.'

The party told reporters on Wednesday at the APC's headquarters in Abuja that the formal announcement of Buhari's running mate would be made by 2pm today.