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2019 Elections: Pres.Buhari is yet to decide who will be his running mate- Presidency




 As 2019 elections, draw nearer there has been a change in the political atmosphere where political parties and politicians  are preparing for the elections.

The President special adviser on media and publicity, Garba Shehu was recently on a interview with the PUNCH Newspaper where he was asked whether the President will choose Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate for second term in office.

  The President spokesman told the PUNCH Newspaper, that Pres.Buhari is a aspirant not a candidate still after the All Progressive Congress primaries.   


 The president Media man added, “There is a way these things are done. When was the Vice President nominated for the ticket? If you recall, it was in December 2014 after President Buhari won the party primary. It was done at the point of filing nomination form.

“As a matter of fact, the nomination form was filed with Vice President Osinbajo’s name less than 24 hours to the closure.

“I am not an expert in this matter but my sense is that candidates nominate running mates. President Buhari is not officially a candidate yet. He has just signified his intention to seek party nomination.

“It is after winning the ticket that you will expect him to name his running mate for the contest. That’s the requirement, he can’t run alone.

“Though I have not been briefed on this, this is my assumption. My view is that it is not the norm that you name a running mate when you are not a candidate.”

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