The anxiety over who emerges as the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), may have been laid to rest, the party’s flag bearer, General Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday picked former Attorney General of Lagos State, Professor Yemi Osibajo as his vice presidential running mate.
Buhari picked Osibajo ahead of other names, including governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and Governor Adams Oshimhole of Edo State, as well as former Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi.
It is not yet clear if Osibajio has been ratified by the party leaders, especially those from the South West West who are meeting to take a final decision on the issue.
Chieftains of the party from the South-West geopolitical zone, had been meeting since Sunday night met to deliberate on the choice of Buhari’s running mate.
The meeting was attended by the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, the immediate past National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the National Convention Committee of the party, Kayode Fayemi, governors Babatunde Fashola [Lagos], Ibikunle Amosun [Ogun], Rauf Aregbesola [Osun] and Abiola Ajimobi [Oyo].
Others present at the meeting include Segun Oni [Deputy National Chairman, South], Pius Akinyelure [Vice Chairman, South West], Tajudeen Olawutan Bello [National Financial Secretary], Lai Mohammed [National Publicity Secretary], and Muiz Banire [National Legal Adviser].