Former governor of Lagos State and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has settled for a Muslim running mate source confirms.
According to the Tinubu Campaign Organisation who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, he said Tinubu would make the name of the candidate official this week.
Tinubu earlier chose Ibrahim Kabiru Masari as a placeholder for the vice-presidential slot to beat the NIEC deadline.
“The vice-presidential nominee may most likely be a former governor and senator from the Northeast part of Nigeria.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have earlier asked that their running mates most be Christians. Considering the people’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have Muslim presidential candidates, while the Labour Party has a Christian presidential candidate and a Muslim VP.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said “Tinubu is scheduled to pay Sallah homage to President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina, on Sunday to brief him on his chosen running mate.”