The meeting of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to select the running mate of its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari ended in another deadlock in the early hours of Tuesday at the Rivers State government lodge, Abuja.
Reports say the leaders could only arrive at a deadlock after state governors of the party rejected the candidature of former Lagos governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and that of former Lagos State Attorney General , Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
The party’s presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadau Buhari was at the meeting but could not influence decision of the party leaders, DAILY POST has gathered.
We have also been informed that a six man committee quickly set up by the leadership of the party failed to come to terms on who becomes Buhari’s running mate. The members of the committee who were chosen from the six geo-political zones included Chief Bisi Akande (Southwest), Dr. Chris Ngige (Southeast), Danjuma Goje (Northeast) and Bukola Saraki (North central).
After another deadlock was reached at the committee stage, the party leaders gave the presidential flag-bearer the go-ahead to select whoever he finds confortable to work with. However, it’s likely that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will still get back to Tinubu before a final decision is taken.
DAILY POST reports that the decision to choose Buhari’s running mate has become a serious issue in the party considering the rising interest in the position after Buhari emerged victorious in the primaries.
It would be recalled that a meeting of stakeholders which held in Victoria Island, Lagos yesterday ended in a deadlock, prompting another one which ended in Abuja this morning, also in another stalemate.