The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, submitted the identify of Ibrahim Kabir Masari to the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee because the vice-presidential candidate, an APC chieftain has revealed.
The APC chieftain, Kabiru Faskari, confirmed this throughout an interview on Channels Tv’s Politics At the moment.
In keeping with Faskari, selecting Kabiru, who hails from Katsina State, doesn’t violate the nation’s legal guidelines as towards the clamour for a Muslim/Christian APC ticket.
The APC, it’s believed is placing Kabiru, youthful brother to Katsina Governor, as a placeholder to beat the deadline given by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) for presidential candidates to submit the names of their working mates.
INEC had given a Friday, June seventeenth, deadline for the submission of the names.
Earlier, SaharaReporters reported that the APC Presidential Candidate didn’t disclose the identify of his working mate.
An announcement from his media workplace had stated, “As stipulated by the electoral legislation and Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee tips and timetable, the standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has returned his duly accomplished nomination types to INEC.
”The types had been returned on Wednesday, June 15, two days forward of schedule. We want to reiterate that Tinubu now stands able to contest the February 25, 2023, presidential election to ship progressive good governance to our folks.”
Tinubu had days in the past promised that he wouldn’t current a Northern Muslim as his working mate.
Tinubu on Wednesday stated his working mate could be a Christian and could be from the North-East area of the nation.
Whereas talking with journalists on Tuesday on the APC rally in Ekiti State, the APC Nationwide chief had stated, “The VP slot belongs to the Northeastern area and significantly the Christians, however consultations are but ongoing as to who will beTinubu Appointed Katsina Governor, Masari’s Youthful Brother As Operating Mate – APC Chieftain determined.”