The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has submitted the name of Kabir Ibrahim Masari as his running mate to beat the Friday, June 17, deadline given by INEC.
It was, however, gathered that the name of Masari, who hails from the home State of President Muhammadu Buhari, would later be changed after the party stakeholders must have agreed on the suitable vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.
A source confirmed that it was true that Tinubu has submitted the name of his running mate, but added that “consultation is still ongoing”
It was further gathered that the move by Tinubu and the ruling party was to meet the statutory requirement and beat the deadline set by the electoral umpire.
However, Tinubu will today meet President Muhammadu Buhari as consultation continues on the issue of his running mate.
There has been strong opposition against the issue of the Muslim-Muslim ticket being mulled by the ruling party.