The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has reportedly submitted the name of Ibrahim Kabir Masari as his running mate in the 2023 presidential election.
This was made known by a chieftain of the APC from Katsina state, Alhaji Kabiru Faskari while speaking to Channels Television on Friday.
Faskari said, “Ibrahim Kabir Masari is our vice presidential nominee and he was the National Welfare Secretary of the APC under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. He is a well known politician”.
Also confirming the development, Director of Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Bayo Onanuga confirmed that Masari was the name submitted to the INEC.
“Yes, he is Ibrahim Masari. He once worked as a member of the National Working Committee when Adams Oshimhole was in charge of the APC excos.
“He is not really a surrogate per se. He is just holding forth. The electoral act stipulates that candidates have the window period to substitute up till sometime in August.
“Asiwaju will use that time to continue consulting with the party, governors and the president. He is taking his time and doesn’t want to rush it,” he told Punch.
On why it’s taking too long to get a suitable vice presidential candidate, Onanuga said Tinubu doesn’t want to rush the who thing adding that he wants to carry every body along.