APC to name Buhari’s running mate Wednesday

Muhammadu Buhari

The National Chairman of the All Progressives [APC] John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the party would on Wednesday announced its vice presidential candidate for the February 14 election.

He stated this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.

The opposition party had elected a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, as its presidential candidate at its national convention in Lagos on Thursday.

Since Mr. Buhari’s emergence, the leadership of the party has met a number of times to pick his running mate before their names are submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

A meeting held Tuesday for the purpose ended in a deadlock.

There were speculations that a leader of the party and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, did not only canvass the nomination of Mr. Buhari’s running mate from the South West geo-political zone, but also pushed for himself to be named for the position.

It was further gathered that Mr. Tinubu also pushed the name of a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Yemi Osibajo (SAN), in the event that his quest to be the vice presidential candidate failed.

Some party members, it was learnt, have kicked against the Buhari-Tinubu ticket because both are Muslums.

The possible choice of either Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State or Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has also also been touted.

Efforts by PREMIUM TIMES to speak with Mr. Odigie-Oyegun were not successful as he did answer or return repeated calls to his mobile telephone.

However, a senior member of the party, who did not want to be named because he was not authorised to speak, told this newspaper on Tuesday evening that “Tinubu’s quest to be the vice presidential candidate is the dilemma the party is facing.”

He said the matter would be resolved in the next few hours because the names of the presidential and vice presidential candidates have to be submitted to INEC by Wednesday or Thursday.


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  • JonathanPHOBIC

    QUESTIONS General Buhari must answer, by Fani-Kayode –
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    “The military offensive against Boko Haram is anti-North – General Muhammadu Buhari’. ( June 3, 2013, Thisday Newspaper)

    The story ran as follows: ‘’Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has criticised the declaration of state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States and the subsequent military offensive against the Boko Haram Islamic sect….

    Buhari, who featured on the Kaduna-based Liberty Radio, yesterday, said the Federal Government’s action was a gross injustice against the North. According to him, unlike the special treatment the Federal Government gave to the Niger Delta militants, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished….//Read more on Vanguard Newspapers//
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    Once upon a time, Femi Fani Kayode, despite his culpability in being a staunch member of the useless Obasanjo regime, always had his abusive letters published as headlines in the PremiumTimes, Sahara and other APC online and off line news media….Oh yes!…When those letters from Fani Kayode were an avalanche of uncensored insults directed at Great Jona, PremiumTimes & Co travelers in this jaundiced press reporting, were very comfortable in publishing the letters and/or articles. But since Fani Kayode repented and moved from darkness to light, his letters have also changed. He now writes to expose the ills in APC and the evils of Buhari, but PremiumTimes and Sahara Reporters no longer publish Fani’s letters. Why? Because the useless media houses are alien to truth. They are partisan . Biased and parochial. Nonsense.

    • the truth

      We all know them by their stripes. We will all see in February.

    • Garba Shehu

      My brother, I also just stumbled upon that Fani Kayode’s article by chance. Indeed gone are the days when even if FFK JUST opened his mouth and said ‘jona’ and closed it, it became a Breaking news on PT and Sahara!
      How times change!

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      Anuofia..All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half

  • Sina Ajiboye

    Tinubu is very greedy. I pray his actions doesn’t undo APC.

    • Baba Messi

      They don’t call it ‘Asiwaju Personal Conglomerate’ (APC) for notbing…

      • Sina Ajiboye

        I am sure Gen Buhari knows where to draw the line.

        • Otile

          He can draw the line on the sand or in the air, Asiwaju of APC has become his Achilles heel.

  • Kamal Kamaru

    Sometimes, a man’s greatest enemies are within his household. Some of us have said it countless times; this APC contraption is nothing more than an amalgamation of treacherous power mongers who will sacrifice any and everything for power!
    For all discerning minds, papa Buhari is about to shed a few more tears very soon! Truth is Tinubu and other elite within the APC are not comfortable with a Buhari presidency for several reasons. Same way Tinubu sold Ribadu out is about to happen again. Tinubu knows more than anyone else a Buhari-Tinubu ticket will spell doom for the party! But that is probably Tinubu’s game plan..to ensure Buhari gets smoked and kept far away from the presidency. Same reason he mooted th ill fated Tambuwal project. Since that failed,he now presents himself to mess Buhari up. It would appear Buhari knew tinubus plan all along hence kept saying he is open to a Muslim-muslim ticket!
    Looks like don Tinubu has sold the APC zombies yet another dummy!
    I dey laff o!

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      Then…All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half

  • Oleku

    Honestly I see nothing wrong in a Mohammedan-Mohammedan ticket–Imam Buhari and Alhaji Tinubu are both competent and fit for the job–I am sure with both men in the race Jonathan stand no chance–naijas worry over nothing

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      Leave this matter to APC.All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half

  • Tufiakwa

    Still, I am waiting for Buhari (the indecisive, wicked, murderous, coupist, tyrannical, illiterate, whose economic policy as head of the junta that ruled Nigeria was trade by barter) to get the permission of the graduate of “University of Chicago,” Oluwole Campus to name his running mate on the ticket of Alhajis Partisan Confusionists (APC).

    • Tunsj

      It seems to me that you are describing yourself.

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      You have no business in this ,matter.All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half..

  • Wähala

    Tinubu is a common tout, a senseless one at that…
    Thinks he can ride on the momentum Buhari has generated to get to a heartbeat of becoming President. A poll by Sahara Reporters on Friday had him dead last among the five possible options yet, he’s insisting on being on the ticket regardless of the “mood-of-the-nation” at this time of high religious tensions. His intransigence can only mean one negative news: He has again been bought to play the spoiler role he’s infamous for. Pointblank News has published copies of his previous criminal indictments in the US, SR has published their poll results… even if he can’t read, he must have heard that he’s persona-no-grata in the an APC presidency. Gen. Buhari should call his bluff and choose someone else. Afterall, Yorubas do not take orders from the cross-eyed baztard… evidenced in Ekiti, Ondo and elsewhere. Nonsense!

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Tinubu has a democratic right to contest for the VP candidacy of the party he sponsored….even if he is not the VP he will appoint another thief who will be reporting directly to him with regards to treasury raids and allied looting matters !!

      • Mr Igbo Sanity

        One more time..All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half

    • Oleku

      Wähala I told you from the onset that APC is dead on arrival, a sinking ship–Dr. Okupe said same but you e-janjaweedians came for our blessed heads–this is just a beginning of the end for old bitter oil mongers seeking to hijack my oil resources and islamise Naija–Ayatollah Tinubu is a typical Yoruba, a betrayer, he did it to Ribadu and he’s on it now–GEJ is a thinker, see how he’s succeeded in silencing all the former Northern generals–even your mentor the ota baboon is no longer relevant in Naija politics–a drowning ape disgracing himself in a paranoia book–Jona is a true democrat, silencer and the best strategic president ever in Naija–today Godfatherism politics is buried–join the winning team don’t get drown together with the shariarists.

      Wähala he who laughs last….?

      • Mr Igbo Sanity

        I said All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half

    • Otile

      You can call Ebola Tinubu any name you like, but after receiving money from the Asiwaju of APC the sword of Damocles is dangling on his neck.

      • Sword of Damocles

        Nice touch. been doing homework I see… Methinks the the sword you speak of, rather dangles over the necks of those who have brought nigeria to Its knees over their 15 yr reign, no?

      • Mr Igbo Sanity

        I rrepeat All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Well the real Tinubu is beginning to show up. Buhari jumped into bed with thieves and this is the end of his political life !

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      Again All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half

  • Otile

    This is a make or break choice for Imam Buhari. He cannot use Ebola Tinubu and dump him. No, it doesn’t work that way. They are hip-tied together in this do or die politics. Sorry Imam, you cannot receive his money and play him wayo in public gaze like this. No way.

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half

  • Sword of Damocles

    Definitely an eye opener. It almost makes the selection of the APC Presidential Nominee last week look like a ruse. I read somewhere that Mai Gaskiya will insist on deferring to Asiwaju to make the VP pick:a wise decision. If former Gov. Tinubu wants to ruin the dreams of the Nigerian masses, let it be on his conscience ONLY. He must make that VP pick PERSONALLY.I dont think that the SW caucus of the APC should be coerced into selecting Asiwaju. I think that as the senior partner with Mai Gaskiya in this merger, Asiwaju must make the pick himself, and if he was to select himself so be it.

  • the truth

    Anybody but not amaechi.

    • Na Wa

      You mean ‘Anybody but Amaechi’?

      • the truth

        I know u can see clearly bro

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      A pdp e-rat. Keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half.

      • the truth

        After your fhoolish comment and apc picking onibanjo who is the fhool now.when political bigwigs are postulating crumbs erats like u need to keep shut.u claim to be an apc supporter but lack the Intricacies of identifying the core rudiments In selecting a credible candidate.

  • Mr Igbo Sanity

    All you pdp e-rats should keep your nose out of Progressives ONLY debate. It is obvious that pdp is afraid of Amaechi, because he will ATTACK, ATTACK AND ATTACK your Dumbo to Submission and cut the SS and SE vote in half.

  • mike

    Jonathan has done a lot in Nigeria. Now we see true democracy in Nigeria. The government is transparent but mind you corruption cannot end in a day . apc is same as pdp. Buari is an old man with old ideas. What is he coming back to do? what did he leave behind that is coming back to collect. Nigeria needs to move ahead. I can’t vote for a man that said an attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the North”; in 2001, that he wanted to “spread Sharia throughout the federation”; that “Muslims should only vote for Muslims”; that “why should Christians be concerned when Muslims cut off their limbs under Sharia”; and that “after all the limbs that are being cut off are Muslim ones and not Christians; so why should the Christians border about it?”

  • G4

    Buhari should not name a priest as a VP. Get a seasoned technocrat a former Governor with electoral and administrative value will be preferable.