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2023 Presidency: List of Bola Tinubu’s Possible Running Mate

Nafisat Yusuf June 17, 2022 4


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The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) is faced with a huge task in selecting a running mate for Bola Tinubu

A long list of candidates has been speculated by various media outlets and one thing in common with these lists is that it only contains names from the northern region

these are names on the card that can pose as the best possible running mates for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Governor Babagana Zulum (Borno). Though he stated that he was not interested in becoming the running mate of any presidential candidate of the party.

He stated that he was committed to finishing what he started three years ago and that his loyalty lies in serving the people of Borno state.

Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna)
The Kaduna state governor was famed for his extraordinary transformational and infrastructural success as minister of the FCT.However, El-Rufai happens to be a Muslim and a dual ticket for Muslims might spell danger for the ruling party, therefore, El-Rufai’s chances are very slim.

Samuel Lalong (Plateau)
Going by the principle of a Muslim-Christian ticket, the Plateau state governor, Samuel Lalong is more than quality.

Sadly, there is one shortcoming that might prove negative to his emergence as the running mate of Bola Tinubu.

According to a report by Vanguard newspaper, there are controversies making the rounds that delegates from his state did not vote for Bola Tinubu.

Honorable Yakubu Dogara
The nomination of Yakubu Dogara wouldn’t be a bad idea as his religious status (Christianity) favors him just like Governor Samuel Lalong of Plateau state.

However,it is understood that the former speaker of the House of Representative’s previous affiliation with the main opposition, PDP might prove critical and impossible for him the claim the seat.

Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha
He is probably one of the underdogs on the list and by virtue of his religious and regional affiliations, he is also qualified to be in line for the vice president slot.

Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said he already has the choice of his running mate in his pocket book.

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