APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, counterpart in PDP, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, begins search for running mates.
Written by News Room on June 9, 2022
The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday began the search for their running mates.
The spokesman for the Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Mr Bayo Onanuga, in an interview with Journalists said the APC presidential candidate would meet the APC governors whom he said would pick the former Lagos State governor’s running mate.
Speaking on a national television on Wednesday, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa said the running mate to the presidential candidate of the APC might come from the North-East geopolitical zone, noting that it was based on the current zoning arrangement of the APC.
Reports also said that Tinubu is expected to meet party leaders, including the National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, before the end of the week.
Meanwhile, the PDP Presidential flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday held a closed-door meeting with the PDP governors in Abuja with a view to picking the party’s vice presidential candidate.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said, talks were ongoing about cooperation and collaboration in prosecuting a very successful electioneering that will result into victories for the PDP at the various elections from the state Houses of Assembly, national election, Governorship and the Presidential election come February 2023.