Buhari, APC govs meet over Tinubu’s running mate



President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with governors elected from the All Progressives Congress in Abuja to discuss the choice of a running mate for the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The governors were led by their chairman, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu.

Also with Bagudu, who is the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, were Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president; Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, and Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno State.


Last week, Bola Tinubu campaign organisation said the APC governors are at liberty to pick a running mate for Tinubu.

Bayo Onanuga, spokesman of the campaign organisation, said Tinubu’s running mate can come from any geo-political zone and religion.

“The vice-president can come from any region and religion. But the PGF is at liberty to pick. Up till now, we are all aware that Atiku has not chosen a VP,” Onanuga had said.


“Yet, he was elected before him. But in our own case, it is a party affair.

“The party leaders will look at the chances and decide how they will balance a Muslim from the south, maybe with somebody that comes from north-east, north-central or from north-west.

“That is how it is done. I cannot circumvent the party.”