Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:06 pm
The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said the running mate for the party’s presidential candidate for the 2015 general election will be announced on Wednesday.
Odigie-Oyegun, who disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday at the end of National Working Committee meeting of the party, said that the presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, would make the announcement at a news conference.
He said that the party had reached agreement on presidential running mate but insisted that it would be made public by Buhari.
”The choice is not delayed; the candidate will speak to you people. I have a feeling he will speak to you tomorrow.
”The party has consulted with the candidate and we have reached some agreement and he will address you tomorrow,” he said.
There have been many speculations about Buhari’s running mate, with several names being mentioned. Among them, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Professor Yemi Osibajo, Governor Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
The NWC members at the meeting included the Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and former Federal Capital Territory minister, Nasir El-Rufai.