A group, Tinubu Support Organisation, on Monday told the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to pick Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, as his running mate in respect of the 2023 general elections.
The Director-General (DG) of the Tinubu Support Organisation, Aminu Suleiman, stated this on Monday in Kaduna while briefing journalists.
“After due consultation with critical stakeholders, especially in the North-West, it is of the fact that El-Rufai is Asiwaju’s best choice for Vice President,” Suleiman said.
He added: “We are glad that the APC has many outstanding individuals among its leaders. But, having assessed all the options, it is the view of the TSO that the APC’s candidate for the VP should be chosen from the North-West, the single largest voting bloc in Nigeria.”
Suleiman said El Rufai is the best man for Tinubu, as he has held positions at both at the federal and state levels.
If Tinubu heeds to the Support Organisation’s call, it would mean El Rufai will be replacing Kabiru Masari, whose name has been sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a ‘placeholder’.