APC Leaders Hold Crucial Meeting To Pick Buhari’s Running Mate Today

Published 4 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 06:35 AM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)

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Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are currently meeting in Victoria Island, Lagos, to decide on a running mater for Muhammadu Buhari, who was coasting home to victory in the party’s presidential primary, GISTMANIA understands.

A vice-presidential candidate must be nominated by today, according to the time table of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) – although the umpire may use its discretion judging by the circumstances that have seen the primary extend beyond 24 hours.

The meeting, which was put together by Bola Tinubu, APC national leader, has all the major party chieftains in attendance, including Buhari himself.

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, is highly favoured to pick the slot but Yemi Osibajo, a professor of law and former attorney-general of Lagos state under Tinubu, is also being considered.

Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti state, is also thought to be in the running, but he is said to have lost the trust of Tinubu after a series of incidents this year, leading to his failure to get re-elected as governor.

Fayemi was also reported to have antagonised Tinubu during the party’s convention in June, and the former governor of Lagos state is said to have developed cold feet at his possible candidature.

Tinubu is not particularly disposed to Amaechi because of his temperament, but Buhari had promised him the VP slot before he fully threw his financial weight behind the retired general, TheCable learnt.

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, was highly favoured to be running mate but the issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket effectively threw him out of the equation. Other south-west APC governors are all Muslims, making it politically complicated to pick any of them.










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whizspecoy at 06:48 AM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Leave religion out of this issue and pick a credible running mate
I think Fashola would be Ok
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maxzy277 at 07:01 AM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Abeg make una choose better person ni o make pdp ppl pack their luggage comes 2015.
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TABONTE at 07:03 AM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Ple let buhari be allowed to pick the candidate that will fail woefully with him and be able to cause riot and kill people when looses again! Shekau will make buhari a good runing mate,he really tried for him in trying to distablise nigeria and make it ungovernable... Amaechi is also good to be considered,for financing buhari's campaign and buying his presido form.... Come 2015 GEJ will floor all you men!
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Abubu86 at 07:05 AM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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I see Rotimi Amaechi as d only credible running mate
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bospak at 09:47 AM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Ok
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femjay at 09:48 AM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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beneno at 10:13 AM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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kabirua at 11:14 AM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Governor Fasola or Dr Fayemi will be a good candidate for VP
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elchymo at 12:26 PM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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morgrawl231 at 12:32 PM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Amaechi,,,,,here we go,,,,
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morgrawl231 at 01:14 PM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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WHAT SOME NIGERIANS SAY ABOUT BUHARI
“The army after toppling our democratic regime have no option but to install Buhari as head of state so as to avoid credibility problems, especially in the sight of the international community because of his being an epitome of integrity.”
– SHAGARI.
“There are only 2 honest & reliable Nigerians. Myself & Buhari. All what PDP is saying of Buhari being fundamentalist is mere hot lies. They just fear, let‘s go to jail “
– OBJ
General Muhammadu Buhari as a member of the Supreme Military Council and as Head of NNPC was by nature taciturn and introvert. But he took any work that was given to him very seriously. He is reliable as he is hardworking and honest, his path of moral probity and rectitude” Incorruptible
– President Olusegun Obasango , in his book, “Not My Will”.
“Buhari was a big brother & a father to some extent that mean nothing in life & to the nation always other than good. So, I fear no harm from him.“
– LATE YAR‘ADUA.
“Buhari was honest & sincere in all his conduct that perhaps, only very few Nigerians could match in integrity.“
–GEN. ABDUSSALAM
“Gen. Muhammadu Buhari was a true patriot, respected former head of state & elder statesman & a nationalist.“
-PRESIDENT JONATHAN.
“I have realized our collective mistake in over-throwing you. I have seen the terrible damage which our inaction caused to the Nigerian psyche. I am most sorry. Please, come and do what is best known about you. Patriotic service to the nation.“
–LATE ABACHA (PTF inaugural speech).
“If Buhari quit PTF job as he promises & as we knew him to mean his words, all along, I support the idea of scrapping PTF as no one else can do the job as him.“ –IBB
I respect Buhari. He was my Boss.He was an honorable man. And I can say this anywhere”.
-General Ibrahim Babangida.
“As a member PDP BOT, I decided personally to donate the #5,000,000 to Buhari‘s campaign organization because of my firm believe in his ability to right all the nation wrongs-
ALH. ISIYAKU IBRAHIM.
“Buhari is as clean as the book I am holding”
– Alhaji Isiaku Ibrahim, a Member of PDP Board of Trustees @ a Book launch in Kaduna
“The issue of Gen. The Buhari‘s presidency was always being derided by the criminals who looted the nation to stupor by embarking upon a campaign of calumny so as to smear his name with a view to denying Nigerians having a leader who can improve their lots.“
–PROF. DAVID WEST.
“If the truth must be said, Buhari remains the only real threat to PDP wether he runs for the presidency or not due to his massive and wider followership among the masses that has suddenly hit the elite circle.“
-SEN. MAKARFI (recently)
***Kindly share this if really you believed in NEW Nigeria & that another Nigeria is possible*** God is about doing something in Nigeria,,,
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echeeche at 04:29 PM, 12/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Thieves
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dennis_005 at 02:35 AM, 13/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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I wish Nigeria the best of luck and good govt
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