The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says he has submitted the name of his running mate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Although the former Lagos State Governor did not disclose the name of his running mate, he said he had submitted ‘duly completed nomination forms to INEC.’
The forms are incomplete without the name of the running mate of a presidential candidate.
Theeditorial.ng, however, gathered that Tinubu picked Alhaji Kabir Ibrahim Masari, a Katsina politician, as a placeholder for his running mate so as to meet up with INEC deadline.
Masari, a former National Welfare Secretary of the APC during the era of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole- led NWC, was nominated pending the conclusion of the consultation on the issue of running of mate by various APC groups.
Tinubu’s media office in a statement issued on his behalf on Friday, said, “As stipulated by the electoral law and Independent National Electoral Commission guidelines and timetable, the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress, HE Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has returned his duly completed nomination nomination forms to INEC. The forms were returned on Wednesday June 15, two days ahead of schedule.
“We wish to reiterate that HE Asiwaju Tinubu stands ready to contest the February 25, 2023 presidential election to deliver progressive good governance to our people.”