The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has submitted the name of his running mate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This was confirmed by Bashir Ahmaad, a former media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, via his verified Twitter handle.
Ahmaad, however, did not disclose the identity of Tinubu’s running mate.
He simply wrote: “Our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has submitted the name of his running mate to INEC, his media office has confirmed.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed Friday, June 17, as deadline for parties to send in names of their vice-presidential candidates.
DAILY POST had reported that Tinubu has submitted the name of Kabir Ibrahim Masari.
It was, however, gathered that the name of Masari, who hails from the home State of President Muhammadu Buhari, would later be changed after the party stakeholders must have agreed on the suitable vice presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.
A party source confirmed that it was true that Tinubu has submitted the name of his running mate, but added that “consultation is still ongoing”
Similarly, the Labour Party has submitted the name of Doyin Okupe as Peter Obi’s running mate.