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Running mate: North-West, North-East fight over slot, I’m still searching, says Tinubu

There are signs that the northern legislative leaders of the All Progressives Congress from the North-West and North-East are partitioned over the decision of a reasonable running mate for the party’s official competitor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

This is as the previous Lagos State lead representative on Sunday uncovered that he was all the while looking for his running mate for the 2023 official political race.

The advancement is coming directly following debate over Tinubu’s cases that he lost his scholarly authentications in his accommodation to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

A party clan leader, who talked on state of secrecy, let The PUNCH know that the defer in making due with a satisfactory up-and-comer among the lead representatives prodded the party to decide on a placeholder for a brief time.

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The APC had presented the name of a party tribal leader in Katsina State, Ibrahim Masari, to the Independent National Electoral Commission as its substitute running mate.

Masari is a serving board individual from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru, Plateau State.

The source told one of our reporters that weeks after Masari’s name was submitted to the INEC, the APC presently couldn’t seem to make due with a competitor.

He credited the test to inside fighting and disturbance between lead representatives from the North-East and North-West.

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“I think it is down to two lead representatives, Babagana Zulum of Borno and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, who have been truly disturbing for the bad habit official openings. While the previous maintains that his ancestor should be considered for the magnified, the last option has his eye on the seat,” he said.

The APC Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, nonetheless, kicked against the report, which he affirmed should be the fantasy of the creative mind of individuals hawking the hypothesis.

“I can’t answer hypothesis. Well, without a doubt the media ought to permit the APC official possibility to settle on his choice. When a choice is taken, we will report it,” he smoldered.

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The Spokesman for the Bola Tinubu Campaign Organization, Bayo Onanuga, likewise toed his line when he revealed that his chief was all the while talking with the party and the northern lead representatives.

At the point when gotten some information about any plausible northern up-and-comers being promoted as Tinubu’s running mate, Onanuga revealed that he was unable to talk on it.

“I’m coming clean with you. I have no data on it right now,” he said.

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