Buhari’s Running Mate: Tinubu, South West APC Governors, party leaders in crucial meeting

Bola Tinubu and Muhammadu Buhari
Bola Tinubu and Muhammadu Buhari

Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress [APC] from the Southwest geopolitical zone were on Sunday night locked in a strategy meeting over the choice of a vice presidential candidate for their party.

At the meeting held at an undisclosed location in Ikoyi, Lagos, were a former Lagos State Governor and a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, the immediate past National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the National Convention Committee of the party, Kayode Fayemi, and state governors of the party from the zone.

The governors include Babatunde Fashola [Lagos], Ibikunle Amosun [Ogun], Rauf Aregbesola [Osun] and Abiola Ajimobi [Oyo].

Also in attendance at the meeting, which started at 8:30 p.m. and was still ongoing at the time of this report, were national officers of the party from the South-west.

They are Segun Oni [Deputy National Chairman, South], Pius Akinyelure [Vice Chairman, South West], Tajudeen Olawutan Bello [National Financial Secretary], Lai Mohammed [National Publicity Secretary], and Muiz Banire [National Legal Adviser].

It was not clear Sunday night whether Adedotun Oluwasegun [Zonal Youth Leader, South West], Kemi Nelson [Zonal Woman Leader, South West], Razak Ayobamiseresile [Ex-Officio Member, South West] were at the meeting.

Those familiar with the matter say the APC has asked the South West caucus of the party to suggest the running mate to former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, who on Thursday emerged the presidential flagbearer of the party for the 2015 polls.

Mr. Buhari, from the North West, defeated four other contenders to emerge APC’s presidential candidate, set to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in February.

Days after Mr. Buhari’s election, the party has yet to agree on a choice of running mate despite days of intense negotiations and talks between its top leaders.

Party officials told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday that except the APC decides to reverse its decision, the searchlight has been narrowed to states in the southwest alone.

The reason, they said, is the belief that only the South West delivered to Mr. Buhari approximately 100 per cent block votes during the presidential primary.

Officials believe that while the South East and South South regions supported Mr. Buhari by voting for him, significant portions of those votes were also shared with other candidates, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.

There was speculation on Friday that the Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, had been chosen as Mr. Buhari’s running mate. However, one senior official of the party denied the plan.

“The South West gave General 100 per cent of their votes and so it is only fair that they get to produce the vice president,” the source, who declined to be named because the issue is not yet official, said.

The official also said a “victory” dinner was held at the resident of one of the national leaders of the party, Bola Tinubu, in Ikoyi after the election on Thursday and the matter was discussed briefly.

Another round of meeting was held Saturday, while the Sunday meeting was essentially to finalize decisions on the possible vice presidential candidates to be presented to the party leadership and Mr. Buhari at a meeting fixed for Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Monday.

Political parties participating in the 2015 elections have up to December 18 to submit names of their candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The choice of South West to produce the Vice Presidential candidates, party insiders say, is strategic because Mr. Buhari is expected to get substantial votes from the northern states and will need to get the votes from the South West to stand any chance of upstaging incumbent President Jonathan.

Among the major contenders to the vice presidential ticket from the South West are Yemi Osibanjo, a professor of Law, who was the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos state under former Governor Tinubu.

Mr. Fayemi, is also a strong contender for the slot.

The outcome of Sunday’s meeting is unclear at this time.


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  • tundemash

    V.P or no V.P., South West will still vote APC/Buhari 100%.
    The most sensible thing to do is to choose the V.P. from the SS or SE (Amaechi/Osho) to weaken Dumbo’s base ! Until APC chooses, it is all speculations and fearfully PDP and their e-rats are restless on this too.
    But whatever happens, it is a national call for everyone to ship Dumbo back to Otuoke zoo OBJ plucked him from come 2015.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      SW will vote for both parties,if we should go by the last two governorship elections in the SW,you would be in for a huge disappointment.The ground-game is quite different from media presence !

      • Akindolamu

        Reno Omokri na Tawanda, keep on deceiving yourself. We are on ground. We know what we are doing. Just start packing the luggage of President Goodluck Jonathan Nebuchadnezzar from Aso Rock, Abuja Nigeria. We will pay King Nebu’s transport fare to Otuoke!!! We Yorubas vote Goodluck Jonathan/ PDP in Yorubaland in 2015 presidential elections? With what we in Yorubaland saw, reminded you -PDP-all of, but you -PDP-never countenanced? Vote Goodluck Jonathan in Yoruba land in 2015? That is an abomination my broda!!!

      • Omoagunmate

        We told you we are on ground for you didn’t we? You add zero value to your masters. you are just a pathetic lying desperado pretending to be a pastor and inciting hatred just for the crumbs they give you. Your job must be hard though, one must pity you for that. All the lies, the letters to the press with your electronic signature on it, you have destroyed your name just for crumbs. Tell those who send you to discuss issues, Gridlock Jo-nothing has been the president for 6 years, what has he got to show for it? excuses excuses, giving national honor to thieves, deceiving himself and chasing shadows all over the world, you are all a disgrace.

    • Tire

      HOW ACN/APC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES LOSE IN YORUBALAND

      “With the 2011 elections, heavy financial prices were paid to Lagos and Ondo State opposition
      political leaders to secure the vote for the president, against the interest of PDP at the state level.
      The situation where the president (Jonathan) surreptitiously invited Bola Tinubu, lifting him at night
      by presidential aircraft from Lagos to Abuja to hatch a plan for Bola to support one PDP presidential
      candidate at the expense of all other PDP candidates for any office in Lagos, can only be described as
      obscene, unethical, corruption-ridden and a show of bad leadership.”

      “Whatever amount of money was given to Bola Tinubu to procure votes for the 2011 presidential election
      in Lagos was, to say the least, unnecessary. What made this phenomenon particularly bad was that
      government had raised the money from government transactions which fuel corruption”.

      ……….General Olusegun Obasanjo

      (December 10, 2014)

      • Akindolamu

        Reno Omokri na Tire na Tawanda I say keep on deceiving yourself. We Yoruba middle class who will move from house to house in Yorubaland are happy that you-PDP-are deluding yourself. This is the way we Yorubas put it “O n je agborin ana lobe”. “You are eating the previous night meat in your soup”! In other words you are living in the past. And we are happy that you are living in the past. Snore and sleep off in the past. We are on ground and we will show you and your Jona Nebu the ground game in Yorubaland in 2015! This is real politics and not some online baby or academic talk. It is a ground game. And those who own the land and the ground win! Keep smoking and snoring in the past! We are happy that you are doing that!

      • Tonye

        Simple English. Bola Ahmed Tinubu collected billions of Naira, sold Nuhu Ribadu off,
        and then distributed a chunk of the money to ACN members in all wards in Lagos state,
        to secure 70% of the votes for PDP in Lagos in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan.
        In any other country Bola Tinubu and Goodluck Jonathan would be arraigned for bribery.

        • Bos Man

          Yepa! This is the Bola Tinubu that General Buhari wants to trust, again?

        • Akindolamu

          Ijaw man, I am yoruba. You can change your name many times Reno Omokri coordinating Tonye/Tire/Bos Man/Encore/Ole/Oleku/Otile/Tawanda/Mani_kay/mpitikwelu/ Keep deceiving yourself. We Yorubas have left PDP for Goodluck Jonathan, and that is painful to you-abi? Now the ground game is towards 2015-and our plan is to deny Goodluck Jonathan space in Yoruba polity. Goodluck Jonathan will be denied every inch in Yoruba polity in 2015 elections. Keep deceiving yourself. Your snoring and sleeping and living in the past make us happy and make things easier for us. keep living in the past. The owners of the land own the ground game. Politics is a ground game-That is where the action is. Which human being will own the parlour and choose to go and live in the kitchen? Asking the Yorubas to vote for Goodluck Jonathan and PDP in 2015 is asking us to go and live in the kitchen when we are joint owners of the parlour in APC.!! Think Reno Omokri-New Media Adviser to the Ijaw candidate Goodluck Jonathan!

          • Onike24

            You forgot Otile

          • Otile

            I know you love me, that’s why you don’t want them to forget me. Ore mi, fe mi o.

          • Sharia_Haram

            Which Yoruba land are you talking of? Ondo and Ekiti too? Lagos state is going to PDP come 2015, bet me.

          • Akindolamu

            Reno Omokri,-(special assistant to president Jonathan on Face book and Online journalism) how are you? Long time. I heard you coordinate all these Goodluck Jonathan e-rats. You do not deserve a single response. What I have for you is called intellectual contempt. Why? It is only someone beneath thought that will build a house, own it with others and decide to sleep in the toilet rather than in the bedroom and parlour. We-Yorubas-have left PDP for Goodluck Jonathan. He can have it and do anything with it the way he wants.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            “we Yorubas” ? speak for yourself because most Yoruba will resist Jihadist politicians whose main objective is the total Islamization and sharianization of Nigeria !

          • Akindolamu

            You are Ijaw. Please stay off Yoruba matters. You have your SWEET oil in your backyard. Speak about that. When it concerns issues in Yoruba polity, take your oily nose and mouth off. We re talking about serious issues here and not about oily oil! Ijaw man mind your business. Go and tend your terrorist WARSHIPS Tompolo and President Jonathan have just acquired. Okay?

          • bugwu

            Let everybody know that the Lagos that is being referred to has 60% visitors. out of this 60% 40% are Igbos so mind your language when you say that the whole lagos is for that JIHADIST. GEJ carry go

      • Truthometer

        “Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has insinuated that Patience Jonathan, wife of the president, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Petroleum Minister, Stella Oduah, former Aviation Minister and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister are all ‘Presidents’ of Nigeria, noting that Goodluck Jonathan comes behind the quartet and is the weakest of them all”.
        …………Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
        (December 2014)

    • Grace

      Dream on bro!!!

      • Wähala

        Reno,
        You no get shame to use even a woman’s name to write trash… lost your balls? Didirin!

    • Wähala

      The Egba are sophisticated and will vote rationally regardless who emerges VP. However, I beg to disagree that “the most sensible thing to do is choose the V.P. from the SS or SE” for other reasons: It is better to secure the block vote of the SW, compensate Fayemi’s excellent organization of their hitch-free convention, and Alhaji Bob Chicago’s sacrifices starting from Chairmanship of the APC… that’s killing three ‘oderes’ with one stone. But more importantly, in the SS ati SE, the PDP has already dug her grave with sloppy primaries in Rivers, C’Rivers, A’Ibom, Enugu, Ebonyi,Abia, Imo and Delta States. The next stage is defections and soon Dumbo will realize his backbone is broken. The pointer will come when NASS resumes and you see the number of defections by aggrieved PDP cabalists… Hahaha chei… na laff for Abakelake!

      • Omo Owu

        Fayemi is better for the new INEC from 2015.

        • Impartial

          He can’t be because he is a card-carrying member of the APC. An INEC Chairman cannot be a member of any party!

    • Omo Owu

      Osho is not the best candidate. Amaechi would be a better fearless one. That is what we need now for nigeria. Amaechi looks like new school, and would listen to advice. Osho might not listen to advice.

  • Chief Ariyibi

    Please stop irritating your readers! Who is Yemi Oshibajo? What value can he bring to Buhari?
    You journalists should be sober. We are talking of the presidency of Nigeria at a time of war.
    You guys are flippantly talking of Yemi Oshibajo. Which local government can Oshibajo win?
    Is General Buhari just looking for any choir member of a church or what? Please be serious.

    • Encore

      Any little child in any other part of Nigeria knows there’s an on-going Islamic Jihad in Nigeria.
      The only group of people who do NOT know this simple fact are Yoruba Christians in the South-West
      having the highest number of professors, doctorates and university graduates, but who will rather
      throng, en masse, behind an Islamic party – APC. How my people perish for lack of knowledge!

      • Public Records

        HOW APC REGISTERED WITH INEC AS A POLITICAL PARTY

        1] Party Leader – North, Gen Muhammadu Buhari……(Muslim)
        2] Party Leader – South, Bola Ahmed Tinubu ……… . (Muslim)
        3] National Chairman: Abdulkareem Bisi Akande……. (Muslim)
        4] Deputy National Chairman: Aminu Bello Masari….. (Muslim)
        5] National Secretary: Tijjani Musa Tumsah……………(Muslim)
        6] Deputy National Secretary: Nasir El-Rufai…………(Muslim)
        7] National Publicity Secretary.: Lai Muhammed……….(Muslim)
        8] National Treasurer: Sadiya Umar Faruq…………….(Muslim)
        9] Financial Secretary: Alhaji Shaibu Musa……………(Muslim)
        10] National Youth Leader: Abubakar Lado…………….(Muslim)
        11] National Legal Adviser: Muiz Banire ………………..(Muslim)
        12] National Deputy Auditor: Bala Jibrin…………………(Muslim)
        13] Women Leader: Sharia Ikeazor………………………(Muslim Convert)
        14] Ex-Officio Member: Muniru Muse…………………..(Muslim)
        15] Ex-Officio Member: Alhaji Yemi Sanusi ………….…(Muslim)

        The APC National Treasurer protested this
        Islamic-biased leadership and resigned.

        • djay

          Na offence to be Muslim abi wetin be your problem.

          • Dave

            My friend, be honest. It is an insulting offence to form a political party on the basis of Islam.

          • Kolawole Obafemi

            Nigeria constitution does not see anything wrong with the composition.INEC does not see anything wrong with the party leaders. I’m a xtian and my bible preaches religious tolerance and love of one another. So, what’s your problem? Is the CHANGE revolution going to affect you and your Public Records friend adversely?

          • Otile

            Please move down to Sambisa and show your Christian love, the Muslims in the forest will understand, bro.

        • aladeadekunleoluwaadeshinaola

          There are 23 members of the NWC of the APC, 12 muslims and 11 christians, Madam Ikeazor is a christian. Please note that Buhari and Tinubu are just party leaders and not members of the working commitee. It should also be noted that this executive committee is no longer in charge of the party because there has been an elective congress to select new exco and a new exco has emerged.

      • Chief Larry

        I ask you today, what will a Muslim Muslim ticket do to Nigeria’s present condition? I am a Christian and I will gallantly vote for Buhari and Fashola of he is picked(hopefully). Is kano mosque bombing not a conformation that boko haram are out to kill Nogerians and not just Christians only? Jonathan is a Christian, tell me a single achievement of his. Christmas is around the corner yet there is no sign of Christmas in the air. There is so much poverty in the land. It has never been this bad. There is no money on circulation, people are hungry, there is low sales in all the markets. Yet you tell me to vote for a man because he is a Christian? I am from the south south and I won’t say because the president is from the south then I sentimentally vote for him. I just pray APC choses wisely.

        • Plan and How

          WHen was the last time you where in a weekly service in your chuch? Are you sure you are not a torncoat or confused Christian. DId you see the hostage situation unfolding in Sydney now?

        • Ussy

          You are Mad. Muslim-Muslim ticket is Imposible in Nigeria. Nigeria is belong to both muslim and Christian therefore everyone must be part of the piloting the affairs of this nation.

        • Sharia_Haram

          “I am a Christian and I will gallantly vote for Buhari and Fashola of he is picked(hopefully)”.

          Well, It is not new. For every 12 disciples, their is a Judas. Did Judas not take bribe against Jesus. While Judas did the wrong thing, the remaining 11 disciples took the right part. Go ahead with your vote. Your lost vote is insignificant to GEJ winning.

          Death to supporters of Sharia advocates.

          • Otile

            Amen

        • Omo Owu

          This is the type of nigerian i wish for, when GMB wins. I am an Egba man to the core and me and my household shall vote a GMB.

    • Chief Larry

      Selecting Prof Oshibajo or Fayemi means APC are not yet serious to rule Nigeria.what evil will Muslim Muslim ticket do? Or Christian Christian? I will not give APC my vote if they don’t pick Fashola and I will ensure my whole family don’t vote for them cos we can’t afford to waste our precious votes and rime going to the pooling unit to vote for Prof Oshibajo or Fayemi that lost gallantly in Ekiti due to non performance. I pity APC.

      • Oleku

        We say no to a Mohammedan-Mohammedan ticket–Naija is a secular state and not a sharia state–hope you know the consequences of sharia; amputation, beheading, rape, incest ati oppression are the principles of what you are ignorantly calling for–be careful of what you wish for Naija

        • Ade

          Go take your drug bipolar drug quickly.

      • Rose Ankeny

        That’s your cup of tea hopefully those making the decision for APC would not reason as shabbily as you have chosen to.

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  • warry

    Whoever they pick is okay but for me I look at facts and not opinions or sentiments. If indeed corruption is worse now, why are we improving on TI index, and why are foreign firms returning to set up new businesses in the country that they left before?

    • A.M Danasabe

      They are running back because anything goes in Nigeria today. I won’t be surprised if we bribed TI to reduce our standing, Nigeria is that Corrupt!

      • Plan and How

        Really, bribe TI.

        • Sola sobowale

          I don’t kw y some people kept attacking tinubu, tinubu gave Buhari 100% vote from Southwest, if dis man did not want people like Buhari, he wouldn’t have supported him initially, did u think without tinubu Buhari can beat atiku in Dat primary?, n politics is a game of number, d assignment is done already and only need a block votes from Northern n southwest to win. Even if they give d ticket to rotimi Jonathan will still win southeast n South South. After North southwest has d second electorate, so dey deal with their calculation.

    • Remi

      It only means that countries above us before have performed even worse than us not that we have done better.

  • Oleku

    What’s this unnecessary media attention given to the janjaweeds and who really cares about who their VP candidate is–the reality and indisputable fact remains that the presidential flag bearer is a widely known jihadist, illiterate, legitimate government toppler and one who got bloods upon bloods on his hands–come February 2015 as an habitual national crier that he is and a serial failure his defeat will lead to the disbanding of the janjaweeds Islamic shariarists–if by February Imam Buhari don’t get disgraced and cry bitterly don’t call me Oleku-nonsense

    • Maria

      Even your response is also a media attention… you should have ignored if indeed you dont care.

      • Oleku

        You e-janjaweedians can’t gag us, we shall be here to set facts straight and there’s no way we’ll seat by and watch the janjaweeds media platform turn true on it head–an Islamic party made up of staunch jihadists must be called what it is

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Leave the ignorant one,Buhari plans to throw a hijab on her by force !

  • mike

    APC had better exhibit purposefulness and objectivity in their choice for VP. Subjecting itself to sentiments and parochialism would only spell doom at polls. They need to think outside the box because winning an incumbent is no child’s play.
    Governor Chibuike Amaechi has contributed immensely to the rapid growth of the APC. This is so as his popularity cuts accross regions in the Nigerian polity. His outspokenness and bravery in the fight against the pdp misrule is something that has moved people to embrace the APC. Choosing him as VP would sustain the tempo. A departure from this strategy to the choice of one obscure candidate, just to satisfy a tribe or a region would be regrettable.

    • Realist

      I couldn’t agree more. You aptly expressed my thoughts that Amaechi is the right person for the VP post. I earnestly hope that APC will not err on this choice.

      • kokoro dudu

        Although Amaechi is good and I love him however I know Tinubu won’t allow him to be VP because Amaechi isn’t a stooge or a toy unlike Fashola. If Amaechi becomes the VP, trust me he would be the one to run the country.

        It also helps to break the back of the south south. However what Buhari can do now it so announce the ministerial list such that powerful positions such as attorney general, finance and oil be given to South West.

        • Man_Enough

          if apc strives only to satisfy tinubu, they will lose the election.

      • Cattlerancher

        @Mike/ realist…. I respectfully disagree. Amaechi though popular as an underdog has seemingly underperformed and cannot be guaranteed to deliver the southwest votes necessitated for a land slide victory against the PDP. I would suggest a someone with a clean record…no scandals, no controversies. Like a Wale Edun or Yemi Osibajo….just my thoughts please.

    • Joe

      So Rotimi Amaechi has “contributed immensely to the rapid growth of the APC” with Rivers State Government money. Less than three months ago, the sum of N19billion was taken from the Treasury ostensibly to fund his political ambition. And you guys are complaining of corruption in PDP government? There is no governor in the whole of Nigeria that is a brutal Dictator like Governor Amaechi. If you doubt this statement, ask any person from Rivers State. Trust Tinubu, Governor Amaechi can never be running mate to GMB

  • favourtalk

    Any candidate that comes up as a running mate to buhari will surely perform and by his grace will save this country from the hands of the wicked acts and people it has found itself overthrew. We need a competent leaders and hands to save this nation

  • Maria

    Professor Yemi Osibanjo is the way to go.

    • Oleku

      I somehow think Amaechi will be a better choice, don’t you think so?

      • Man_Enough

        me too

    • Wähala

      Prof. Yemi Osibanjo is another fake pastor, he will bring the “Oletsejafor effect” to the Villa if chosen. Besides, mainstream religion in Nigeria like the Baptist, Anglican and Catholic voters might take umbrage if Osibanjo is selected. But, the man definitely has the right profession and is hugely popular in across board because of his academic background.

      • Maria

        So, who is your candidate?

        • Otile

          Maria, you responded to my brother TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO, and you tribesman Wähala, what did I do to you?

        • Wähala

          Fayemi!

          • Otile

            Fayemi your tribesman abi?

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      As a Yoruba bigot,your mind is in prison.

      • Maria

        At least Yorubas produced Jonathan.

    • Otile

      You mean that SE SS who feed the nation will get nothing from your utopian administration of Imam M Buhari. For us this like sleeping with a man’s wife and showing him the dick.

      • Maria

        You already provided Jonathan or are you no longer supporting him?

        • Otile

          Don’t waste your vote on Imam. GEJ is the right man.

          • Maria

            lol…you are confused.

  • Man_Enough

    amaechi will be a better choice. the main obstacle facing apc at this moment is the almost certain possibility of pdp rigging the election massively. amaechi is the one who can checkmate pdp in that direction. osibanjo is not well known (i do not deny his competence). if amaechi is left out, the entire ss and se votes will be lost by apc because it will be grossly misinterpreted to mean marginalization of the ss and se. there are still many ways to compensate the sw. it is more important to win than to satisfy some leaders and lose the election.

    • Plan and How

      How much is the size is the voting population compared to the sweet NW and SW and NE votes? Be realistic.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Unrealistic analogy !! What about the NC and the Christian portions of the entire north? ? the SW will be divided in votes,the entire SS,SE view Amaechi as a sell-out and traitor,he is already a liability in those regions.
        Your analogy is wishful thinking ,it does not reflect any reality on the ground !

  • Smith Scott

    Ameachi, Rochas and Oshiomole should have known from onset Tinubu will only allowed someone loyal to him to be VP and not who is able to attack GEJ better. They taught attacking GEJ will show how loyal they were to Tinubu APC but never knew their past mark shows that they are not loyal and both hate Godfatherism. Since Tinunu want to have a flat in Aso Rock, Oshiomole will kick against him as he did to other Godfathers in Edo just as Ameachi shows he is fearless. Now the crucial meeting is being held and none of them is invited even after Tinubu push Ameachi to spend a lot of money bribing delegate for Buhari. Where will you now run to in 2015 – maybe senate just as Kwamkwaso has just done. Never in your life time dream that Tinubu love Nigeria, he just want to have access to Aso Rock.

  • walejohnson

    I personally will suggest Ameachi. He has and knows the language to use against both Jonathan and his wife, and the pdp; if the militants would bring out their threats to bumb the oil installations in the SS, Ameachi also will have his men to attack them. As for the SW, they are more matured and well educated, they have been supportive all along, they believe in who can deliver and rule the country properly. If Osinbajo is not chosen, the SW will understand, APC only need to explain to them why. Moreover, there are othe posts that are equally important in whic SW can be compensated. If things work the ways we thinks, Osinbajo could be the Anthony General of the Federation where he can use his legal experience. Pls let us give the VP to River State.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Keep quiet !! whoever gets the Jihadist’s VP candidacy will have one basic qualification: The person will be a puppet of Tinubu and MUST be very corrupt or ready to represent the corrupt empire Asiwaju presides over .

  • Tufiakwa

    Still waiting for the indecisive, wicked, murderous, illiterate tyrant, whose economic policy when he was a coupist head of state was trade by barter, to get Tinubu’s permission to name a running mate on the ticket of Alhajis Partisan Confusionists (APC).

  • Otile

    What happened to General Idiagbon?

  • MushinSpeaks

    The best is what we want this time and since the APC is showing that, we just have to align and vote in CHANGE!

  • Straighttalk

    Editor Premium Times

    ON YEMI OSHIBAJO: LET TRUTH BE TOLD

    Please allow freedom of expression to the farthest extent possible. In a political context, the limit is inelastic
    Someone wrote truthfully here that Profesor Yemi Oshibajo should not come up in a serious discussion on
    a vice-president for the APC. His or her comment makes good sense. Folks can’t be opposed to
    Goodluck Jonathan as clueless and at the same time be putting Professor Oshibajo on the
    same path from whence Goodluck Jonathan latterly showed up as Nigeria’s President.

    What does Professor Oshibajo stand for? What virtues does he live for and is willing to die for? Absolutely none!
    None – absolute none known to the public. He doesn’t see theft, corruption or bribery at all, as Nigeria sinks into
    a morass. He neither sees corruption close to his nose in Lagos or far away in Abuja. What sort of Vice President
    are folks rooting for here? Public records show Professor Oshibajo as dis-honest. Please google his latest esaay
    He said there that there’s no Islamic bias in APC, despite the APC having registered with 100% Muslims as national
    Such a person who can’t be trusted to say the truth, on this obvious thing, one would be an utter misfit in Aso Rock.

  • taiwo

    ROTIMI CHIBUIKE AMAECHI ………………………………My man anyday any time……………………………………………… if Rotimi Amaechi is chosen. I will take the elections so personal.

  • S.T

    Editor Premium Times,

    ON YEMI OSHIBAJO: LET TRUTH BE TOLD

    Please allow freedom of expression to the farthest extent possible. In a political context, the limit is inelastic.
    Someone wrote truthfully here that Profesor Yemi Oshibajo should not come up in a serious discussion on
    a vice-president for the APC. His or her comment makes good sense. Folks can’t be opposed to
    Goodluck Jonathan as clueless and at the same time be putting Professor Yemi Oshibajo on the
    same path from whence Goodluck Jonathan latterly showed up as Nigeria’s President.

    What does Professor Oshibajo stand for? What virtues does he live for and is willing to die for? Absolutely none!
    None – absolute none known to the public. He doesn’t see theft, corruption or bribery at all, as Nigeria sinks into
    a morass. He neither sees corruption close to his nose in Lagos or far away in Abuja. What sort of Vice President
    are folks rooting for here? Public records show Professor Oshibajo as dis-honest. Please google his latest essay
    He said there that there’s no Islamic bias in APC, despite the APC having registered with 100% Muslims as executives.
    Such a person who can’t be trusted to say the truth, on this obvious thing, would be an utter misfit in Abuja Aso Rock.

    • Al Feez

      Nothing has actually changed from the old Fulani marauders led by Uthman Dan Fodio.
      To try to see this latest Jihad by Boko Haram as an isolated event means one is either
      blind to reality or lacks a sense of history because Al Qur’an urges its followers to
      ‘overpower’ the unbelievers. By so doing, they are promised Islam’s imaginary paradise.
      But in what way are the Christian “infidels” in Nigeria to be overpowered except by violence?

      • Sea Lion

        “We want to stress that in our struggle, we only kill government functionaries,
        security agents, Christians and anyone who pretends to be a Muslim but engages
        in assisting security agents to arrest us. We are responsible for the attacks in
        Bauchi and at the residence of Namadi Sambo in Zaria as well as the one in
        Damaturu where we bombed a patrol vehicle.

        We wish to extend our profound gratitude to Almighty Allah for giving us the
        opportunity to fulfil the promise we made on launching spontaneous attacks in
        Sokoto. We have reasons for all our activities and we only kill those who wronged us.
        We attacked Sokoto because many of our brethren have been incarcerated there.”

        ………..Boko Haram Declaration

        (Abu Qaqa, August 1, 2012)

    • Al Feez

      In terms of dishonesty, there’s no difference between Alhaji John Kayode Fayemi and Professor Oshibajo.

  • Otile

    Most Yoruba Christians will vote for GEJ and Yoruba Moslems hurt by IBB, Abacha, Abusalami and other bad Muslims will not vote for Imam Buhari.

    • Clear Water

      Wishful thinking. Speak for yourself

    • endingNaija

      Ole But you said thru your other names such as the “truth”/Tawanda/Reno Omokri that Goodluck Jonathan is not selling himself as the “Christian” candidate! So if Goodluck Jonathan is the “christian” candidate and he is buying WARSHIPS thru Tompolo ready to be deployed for terrorist action in case Goodluck Jonathan loses as he will lose in 2015, is stealing and looting the nation resources and diverting them to buy WARSHIPS that are privately Owned the way of “Christian” faith and politics? Just asking . This is why I said Tompolo/Goodluck Jonathan terrorist alliance is a joke on Nigerian Christians! Your post has just confirmed that joke!

  • Contact Point

    My pick for VP to Buhari at this point is no other but Comrade Gov. Adams Oshiomhole. He will cover the shortcoming of Buhari in terms of oratory during campaign. Let not the APC destroy themselves with greed and selfishness.

  • NDA KADUNA

    A GENUINE MASSAGE FROM THE NIGERIA DEFENCE ACADEMY KADUNA HEADQUARTER TO ALL NDA CANDIDATE BOTH MALE AND FEMALE APPLICANTS OF THE 2015/2016 67th REGULAR COURSE:

    News for Applicants, which includes Parents and Guidance,it is a good thing for you or your children to be in the Nigeria defence Academy (NDA) but certainly it not easy for those who don’t have strong back up, so this is the reason why Major General Wambai have volunteered to help some of you to get this admission easily. Especially those who have been writing this NDA exam for years and those of you who actually ran into some of this impersonator’s online or internet claiming to be working in the NDA office and at the end this imposters or scams succeeded in taken your hard earn money without any result at the end, but this year we say no it, enough of it because we have had several complains and this is why we have come to a conclusion that if you need any help in regards to the admission processing it is Advisable to contact Major General Wambai in the Nigerian defence academy Admission board Kaduna Headquarter:08077684016 or possibly reach us directly in NDA office for help through this fast email:(ndaoffice@instructor.net),

  • Say the truth

    A CEO of communication company so political and partisan will definitely in the category of our famous brown envelope journalists. Most of these depends on crumbs, subventions and handouts from politicians like Tinubu. Hear the writer he is proud fan of Tinubu and a ‘friend’ of his ‘media family’. That tells you how the news spinning is done and how PR jobs for politicians with the biggest pockets in the name of journalism is thriving.

  • kakadu

    Obviously this is not a ‘public service announcement’ write-up. It is the hand of Esau for one of the contenders that would really have loved to carry the banner of endorsement. It is true that, we are in the season of political office-seeking, brown-envelope-collecting journalist masquerading as independent opinion writers. You don’t need to be a forensic analyst to know them by their hues. This one is definitely along the road they love to travel. The Ondo guber is for the progressives to loose. Those of us with interest in the state are praying fervently that they will get it right by fielding a candidate that will command the right follower-ship across the state, endorsement or no endorsement. Meanwhile thank you Mr. Olowolabi for your ‘deep rooted, scientific analysis’ but kindly advise your candidate that he will need much more than your type of write-up to foul up the terrain, well enough for him to reap the fall out.