Babagana Kingibe, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation has reportedly forwarded three names to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for consideration as his running mate, Daily Trust can report.
The three names according to the report are: Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum.
Mr Kingibe was the running mate to late MKO Abiola in the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election.
The three names are Muslims from the North-East geopolitical zone.
Daily Trust quoted a source as saying; “It is true that three names have been forwarded by Ambassador Babagana Kingibe to Governor Atiku Bagudu for onward delivery to Asiwaju for consideration for the office of the vice president.”
“Even though he is reportedly part of the cabal, what is in the open is that they have a different candidate for the presidency who did not win… We are therefore appalled that he has nominated some people to Asiwaju considering that he is not holding any position. We suspect that he is not alone in the move,” the source was quoted as saying.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed June 17, as the deadline for the submission of candidates for the presidential positions.