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Why All Progressives Congress Rejected Tinubu As Vice-President In 2015 – Voice Of Nigeria Director, Okechukwu




The Director-Basic of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has claimed that the ruling All Progressives Congress wished to keep away from a Muslim/Muslim ticket and needed to drop a former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, from contesting as a working mate with President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the 2015 Presidential election.


Okechukwu said that the APC management determined to decide on Professor Yemi Osinbajo to run alongside with Buhari in 2015 to put to relaxation the Muslim/Muslim controversy.

Talking with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, Okechukwu, who is without doubt one of the founding members of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change that merged with different political events to kind the current APC, additionally dismissed the speculations of a succession pact between Buhari and Tinubu.

He additionally saluted the management of the APC for proposing the presentation of a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election.

Okechukwu mentioned; “As a member of the defunct CPC, all I do know was that Asiwaju (Tinubu) routinely might have been the Vice President if not as a result of our management warned in opposition to a Muslim/Muslim ticket.

“Our management additionally argued that the Abiola/Kingibe Muslim/Muslim ticket which labored in 1993 won’t work in 2015, if Buhari/Tinubu, each Muslims, had been to run, because the situation differs. That was how Asiwaju nominated Professor Yemi Osinbajo as a alternative.”

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