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What Tinubu is considering before picking running mate – Akeredolu

Akeredolu tinubu running mate

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is facing a dilemma concerning picking a running mate.

He said Tinubu being from the South-West cannot pick a running mate from the South region, so he will have to look to the North.

He, however, said many factors are to be considered before the APC flagbearer decides on a running mate from the North.

Akeredolu made this known when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politic Today programme on Monday.

He said, “The circumstance Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has found himself now, that’s a major of what I’ll call ground-wetting. For instance, he’ll not pick from the South. So he’s left to make a choice from the North.

“Because he’s from the South he won’t pick from South-East or South-South, because he’s from the South-West he has to pick from the North.

“And when you look at the North, a lot of factors will have to come into play. Some will say ‘pick from North West’ But North West, that’s where the President now comes from.

“Will they have a second bite whether as vice or anything? Some will argue ‘why not pick from the North East?’ That’s a factor to be considered.

“Others can argue, ‘why not pick from North Central?’ So, another factor to be considered is ‘okay, where do you get votes?’

“So many factors, but under these circumstances, I think he is probably left with North Central and North East probably because so many factors can come into play.

“So, in determining who you pick at the end of the day, you have to look at loyalty. Will this person be loyal or will he be there to undermine you? Those are issues you’ll have to consider very seriously.”

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