Tinubu: If My VP Nominee Decides to Step Down Within Timeframe, That’ll Be No Breach

Asiwaju Bola ahmed Tinubu

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC), ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU, LAST NIGHT, CLEARED THE AIR ABOUT THE STATUS OF HIS CHOICE RUNNING MATE, A FORMER NATIONAL WELFARE SECRETARY OF THE APC, KABIRU IBRAHIM MASARI, WHOM HE INSISTED WAS DULY NOMINATED, BUT COULD CHOOSE TO STEP DOWN WITHIN STIPULATED TIME, AND WOULD NOT HAVE BREACHED ANY KNOWN LAWS, RULES OR REGULATIONS.

TINUBU, WHO MAINTAINED THAT MASARI REMAINED HIS CHOICE AS RUNNING MATE AND ALSO DENIED SENDING HIS NAME IN AS A PLACE HOLDER, HOWEVER, SAID CONSULTATIONS WITH PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS OF THE RULING APC WERE STILL ONGOING.

THIS IS COMING AT A TIME WHEN THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC), HAS FIRED WARNING SHOTS AT POLITICIANS, SAYING THEIR NEW INVENTION – THE USE OF PLACE HOLDER – TO SIDESTEP ITS DEADLINE WAS NOT ONLY UNKNOWN TO LAW, BUT ALIEN TO DEMOCRATIC PRACTICE.