The Presidency, on Saturday, said President Muhammadu Buhari would only name his running mate for the 2019 presidential election after he might have emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview with one of our correspondents.
He was responding to questions on whether or not Buhari would pick professor Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate and why he did not make his position on the matter known while declaring his interest at the party’s NEC meeting on Monday.
Shehu explained that only candidates in elections nominated running mates and Buhari had yet to become a candidate but still an aspirant.
He recalled that Buhari nominated Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 presidential election at the point when, as the then-candidate of the APC, he wanted to file his nomination with the Independent National Electoral Commission.