2019!!! Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, May Be Dumped, As Presidency Releases Shocking Statement On President Buhari’s 2019 Running Mate

By Amako Nneji April 15, 2018 16:07

2019!!! Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, May Be Dumped, As Presidency Releases Shocking Statement On President Buhari’s 2019 Running Mate

The Nigerian Presidency, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would only name his running mate for the 2019 Presidential election, after he emerges as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Punch, reports that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this in an interview with its Correspondent.

Garba Shehu, made this revelation when he was responding to questions on whether or not Buhari would pick Osinbajo as his running mate, and why he did not make his position on the matter known while declaring his interest at the party’s National Executive Council, NEC, meeting on Monday, April 9.

He explained that only candidates in elections, nominated running mates, and Buhari had yet to become a candidate, but still an aspirant.

He recalled that Buhari nominated Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 Presidential election, at the point when as the then-candidate of the APC, he wanted to file his nomination with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The Presidential Spokesman added: “There is a way these things are done. When was the Vice President nominated for the ticket? If you recall, it was in December 2014, after President Buhari won the party’s primary. It was done at the point of filing the nomination form.

“As a matter of fact, the nomination form was filed with Vice President Osinbajo’s name, less than 24 hours to the closure.

“I am not an expert on this matter, but my sense is that candidates nominate running mates. President Buhari is not officially a candidate yet. He has just signified his intention to seek party nomination.

“It is after winning the ticket that you will expect him to name his running mate for the contest. That is the requirement, he cannot run alone.

“Though, I have not been briefed on this, this is my assumption. My view is that it is not the norm that you name a running mate when you are not a candidate.”

 

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