Tinubu Confirms Submission of Nomination Forms to INEC, Remains Silent on Identity of Vice President

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu Ballhas confirmed that he ‘quietly’ submitted his nomination forms to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Tinubu, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Tunde Rahman, on Friday, said the forms were submitted on Wednesday, two days before the June 17 deadline. “As stipulated by the electoral law and the guidelines and schedule of the Independent National Electoral Commission, the APC standard-bearer, HE Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has returned his duly completed nomination forms to the INEC. “The forms were returned on Wednesday, June 15, two days ahead of schedule. “We wish to reiterate that HE Asíwájú Tinubu is ready to contest the presidential elections on February 25, 2023 to provide good progressive government to our people,” the statement said. However, the statement did not reveal the identity of the running mate to Mr. Tinubu, despite speculation that Kabir Masari has been nominated as a ‘position keeper’ until a decision is made on a running mate. Mr. Masari is from Katsina State and served as former APC Welfare Secretary under former President Adams Oshiomhole. ALSO READ: PT Status of the race: Tinubu, Atiku seek running mates, care about Obi, Kwankwaso Tinubu, a Muslim from the Southwest, faces an uphill task in choosing a running mate, as many Nigerians have condemned the option of a Muslim/Muslim ticket. Mr. Masari is believed to hold the position until a decision is made on the ideal running mate. It is speculated that former Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, Governors Umar Gantuve of Kano State, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State are also vying for the position. Mr. Shettima served as Director General of the Tinubu Campaign Organization and was also one of the first northern politicians to join the team. In addition, Gantuve played an important role in the campaign. In addition, Mr. Bagudu, chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, played a leading role in handing over the presidential seat to the south. Northern governors and other ruling party leaders had insisted that power should return to the south after President Muhammadu Buhari’s eight-year rule. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Tinubu Confirms Submission of Nomination Forms to INEC, Remains Silent on Identity of Vice President