The All Progressives Congress (APC) has began its search for the party’s vice presidential candidate ahead of the 2015 general elections.
According to report, a closed door stakeholders meeting chaired by a chieftain from Ondo State, was held behind closed doors last weekend in Ogun State and having been convinced that the presidential flagbearer will surely come from the North, APC is now searching for a vice-presidential candidate from the South in preparation for the race.
According a report published in a national newspaper today, some of the names tabled for scrutiny with a view to being nominated include former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Edo State Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, his Rivers and Imo state counterparts, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Rochas Okorocha respectively as well as former governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Richard, Adeniyi Adebayo.
An anonymous source at the meeting said, “if former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari eventually becomes the party’s presidential candidate, Tinubu will automatically pair with him because of their experiences and exposure as former rulers.
“If any of the former Federal Capital Territory (FCT), minister, Mallam el-Rufai, incumbent Speaker, Hon. Tambuwal or Governor Lamido eventually picks the party’s ticket, any one among Fashola, Oshiomhole, Amaechi, Okorocha and Adebayo can be nominated for the vice presidential slot.”