Contrary to the swirling rumour that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has settled for the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Ameachi, as the running mate to its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, it can be confirmed that there is no such thing for now.
Although a few of the governors met earlier Friday, the meeting, it was learnt, was not in any way connected with the choice of who becomes the presidential running mate.
On the contrary, a source at the meeting said the meeting which held at the instance of the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, was a routine parley of the APC election planning committee usually hosted by Amaechi.
Those at the meeting included Fashola, Amaechi, Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, former Kwara State Governor, Senator Bukola Saraki, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, and Hon. Dino Melaye amongst other national officers of the APC.
Whilst the party leadership is however said to be concluding plans on the choice of the running mate, it is yet to come up with anyone from amongst those already shortlisted.