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There Is No Succession Pact Between Bola Tinubu & President Buhari – Says VON DG, Osita Okechukwu.

Tinubu & Buhari.

The Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has revealed why the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu nominated Professor Yemi Osinbajo to be the running mate of Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

Recall that the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) merged to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) and according to Osita Okechukwu, Bola Tinubu could not run with Buhari as it would have been a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Okechukwu said: “As a member of the defunct CPC, I never heard of such an agreement and most importantly Mr President won’t, or better put, rarely enters into any formal or informal agreement with anybody. But he appreciates good deeds.

“All I know was that Asiwaju automatically could have been the Vice President if not for what lawyers will call force majeure. For our leadership warned against Muslim/Muslim ticket.

“Our leadership then argued that the Abiola/Kingibe Muslim/Muslim ticket which worked in 1993 may not work in 2015, if Buhari/Tinubu both Muslims were to run, as the scenario differs. That was how Asiwaju nominated Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON as a replacement.” 

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