This is authoritative! The impasse that heralded the choice of a running mate for the All Progressive Congress APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari was finally resolved a few minutes ago as a renowned legal practitioner and former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Prof. Yemi Oshibajo has been picked to run as Vice-President with Buhari.
The Street Journal reliably gathered that the decision was reached at a marathon meeting by the leaders of the opposition party in Abuja where Bola Tinubu was pleaded with to jettison his personal ambition for the general well-being and success of the party, APC at the poll.
It was gathered that the whistle-blower, and an antagonist of a Muslim/Muslim ticket, former president Olusegun Obasanjo was blamed for what was described as an unnecessary awareness for the move to have another muslim member of the party as Buhari’s deputy.
It was argued by Tinubu that in 1992, Abiola/Gingibe ticket was used by SDP to defeat Tofa, the NRC flag bearer even in his ward in Kano.
It was however, leanrt that the stout opposition mounted by the APC governors against a Muslim/Muslim ticket for the party was too much for the party leadership to wish away. The governors, it was learnt had lined up behind the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amechi for the slot, a position which Tinubu vehemently opposed, arguing that the Southwest region had invested so much sacrifice in the formation and nurturing of the party to become what it is today, hence deserves to be compensated.
It was at this juncture, according to impeccable sources, that the governors agreed but insisted that it must be anybody but Tinubu given his religious background.
It was further argued that Oshibajo, a pastor of the largest christian organisation in the world, The Redeemed CChristian Church of God RCCG, would bring a lot of sympathy to the party from the Christians. It was argued that this would go a long way to disabuse the minds of not a few Nigerians who bought into the propaganda of the ruling party, PDP that APC has an Islamic agenda, hence it was behind the Boko Haram insurgency. It was further argued that Buhari that had been tagged an Islamic fundamentalist would be able to convince Nigerians of his good intentions for both Christians and Muslim faithful in the country.
It was gathered that prominent Nigerians of Yourba stuck were called upon to prevail on Tinubu to pick a candidate other than himself for the position of Vice-president for the party.