The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said that he already has a running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu made this known while speaking to State House Correspondences after being hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday night.
When pressured about who his running mate will be, the former Lagos State Governor replied saying,’’ I won’t tell you that. That is my right. It’s in my pocketbook’’.
Although it is not yet confirmed, there are speculations that he might pick a running mate from among the Northern Governors that supported his ambition.
The names mentioned included governors of Kaduna, Jigawa, Kebbi, and Plateau, among others.
Showering encomium on President Buhari for aiding a free and fair primary election, Tinubu recalled how Buhari had promised t many times that he would support the democratic process.
‘’He promised the whole country and the world that he would build a legacy of transparency and consistency. Legacy of a level –playing ground for all the aspirants. That he will be committed to democratic principles and values and he did so., explained Asiwaju Tinubu.
‘’He didn’t endorse anybody. He didn’t impose on anybody. aHe did not, at any time, attempt to tinker with the process of this election to favour one tribe or the other. He was as steadfast. He was trustworthy. He was dependable. He was a leader’’.
The APC presidential candidate was accompanied on the visit by Governor Babajide-Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Wale Tinubu.