Why Tinubu Rejected Ahmad Lawan and Yahaya Bello As Running Mates

Date: 30-06-2022 6:47 am (1 month ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Asiwaju Tinubu, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has turned down proposal to pick either Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, or Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, as his running mate, sources in the party informed Daily Independent on Wednesday.

Our correspondent gathered that both Lawan and Bello who contested the APC presidential primaries with Tinubu earlier this month have been lobbying President Muhammadu Buhari and other stakeholders in the party to prevail on the former Lagos State governor to choose them as his running mate.

While Tinubu won the primary with 1,271 votes, Lawan polled 152 votes while Yahaya Bello got 47 votes.

Our source, a former minister in the South-Western part of the country, said though Tinubu, who is currently in France is not averse to picking a Muslim as his running mate, he flatly rejected both of them as they are direct contestants with him and they have their minds set on becoming president.

Just like he did during the presidential primary, President Buhari is also maintaining a neutral position on who becomes the vice presidential candidate despite pressures from his allies to intervene in the process.

“Yes both men (Lawan and Bello) have been making moves to be nominated as vice presidential candidates but I can assure you that Asiwaju is not considering them at all.

He met with President Buhari shortly before his trip to France and I strongly believe that must have been part of their discussions as both men have been lobbying the president to prevail on Asiwaju to consider them.

“Even those who are associates of Asiwaju Tinubu are against their choice as both of them are not strong personalities that can bring the needed votes in the North”, he said.

Tinubu had submitted the name of Ibrahim Masari, a party chieftain in Katsina State, who is a serving board member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru, Jos, Plateau State, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its surrogate running mate or placeholder pending when he gets his desired running mate.


Posted: at 30-06-2022 06:47 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- Dopybadass at 30-06-2022 09:09 AM (1 month ago)
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Failed old cargos with no pure intentions for the country,look at what people are going to vote for...una dey crase one by one Sad
Posted: at 30-06-2022 09:09 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Boi2Man at 30-06-2022 12:33 PM (1 month ago)
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He has not become president oo he now running to France for medical attention. If is now president nko? Na moon he go dey go for medicals! Shameful
Posted: at 30-06-2022 12:33 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 30-06-2022 02:30 PM (1 month ago)
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