THERE were strong indications yesterday in Lagos that the All Peoples Congress (APC) is going to pick a running mate for its Presidential flag bearer from Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola and Governor Amaechi of River State.
An authoritative source revealed to our correspondent that the leadership of the party has been on indoor meeting to choose another credible person to be the running mate of General Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the source, “The party needs a credible and sellable person like Gen. Buhari who Nigerians will admire his excellent record to vote in APC in the next year presidential election”.
It was gathered that Governor Oshiomhole on-going track record in Edo State, as former NLC president and a Christian gave him score ahead Governor Fashola who also performed credible in Lagos, but a Muslim who has not has national experience.
Also, there was an argument on the picking of Governor Oshiomhole because of the APC national chairman as some said it is not relevant by the credibility is needed, while some said that two powerful positions cannot go to same state.
It is expected that the name of the choice running mate would be announced by next week by the party.