Running mate: Confusion engulfs APC, Tinubu limits search to Borno, Kano, Kaduna

26/06/2022 6:47:00 AM

Running mate: Confusion engulfs APC, Tinubu limits search to Borno, Kano, Kaduna

Running mate: Confusion engulfs APC, Tinubu limits search to Borno, Kano, Kaduna

The confusion over the choice of the authentic running mate to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is deepening as he has returned to Abuja to continue consultations on the contentious issue.

New Electoral Act prevents Tinubu, others from replacing running mates – Group Okoye, who is also the Director of the National Issues in the Christian Association of Nigeria, said the church would move completely against any political party that tried a Muslim-Muslim ticket.Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).4 hours ago According to the statement, substitution of candidates by political parties becomes possible in cases of withdrawal or death of candidates and these are presidential, gubernatorial, Senate, House of Representatives and State Assembly candidates, who were nominated by political parties through valid primaries in accordance with Section 29 and 84.Defections'll not affect Tinubu, APC chieftain expresses confidence “Section 29 in subsection (1) says ‘every political party shall, not later than 180 days before the date appointed for a general election under this Act, submit to the Commission, in the prescribed Forms, the list of candidates the party proposes to sponsor at the elections, who must have emerged from valid primaries conducted by the political party.

Okoye said, “It is the height of insensitivity for anybody to consider Muslim-Muslim ticket or Christian-Christian ticket at this time because since this government came into place and has encouraged all kinds of bigotry and discrimination, these things have been heightened.“People are so sensitive now to religious matters and ethnicity.Muhammad Chindo, the coalition’s national coordinator, spoke on Saturday during a press conference in Kaduna.So, if you go and start talking now about a Muslim-Muslim ticket or Christian-Christian ticket, it shows you are not sensitive to what is going on with the feelings of the masses.’ “So, it is no more business as usual, the current electoral law is very stringent in many areas especially methods of political parties’ primaries, who are delegates, how withdrawal is done, how substitution is done and transmission of results, among others.” A prominent member of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation also said the presidential candidate had reduced the search for his running mate to Borno, Kano and Kaduna states.Advertisement “After a thorough, painstaking search and our avowed commitment and dedication to the noble cause of ensuring a united Nigeria, we unanimously conclude the most suitable to hold the position of the vice-president under the APC is Yakubu Dogara.He said the need for further consultations made the former Lagos State governor to return to Abuja after his brief stay in Lagos.“Until then, in accordance with section 31 which says “A candidate may withdraw his or her candidature by notice in writing signed by him and delivered personally by the candidate to the political party that nominated him for the election and the political party shall convey such withdrawal to the Commission not later than 90 days to the election.

The source said, “Asiwaju is back in Abuja.“It is on record that Dogara has always been a reliable fellow in his dealings with others, especially on matters of state and national interests,” he said.“While this might not have been a deliberate oversight, it must be accepted that the law is sacrosanct and nothing can be added or removed from it unless through amendment of sections 31 and 33 to make provision for that in the future.He needs to make further consultations on this issue of running mate.He will meet with all stakeholders like members of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, members of the APC in the National Assembly, former governors produced by the party and he will even have discussions with the President on the issue.“Dogara is a grassroots politician who was tested and trusted by the people of his constituency, who had the honour and privilege to be elected four consecutive terms.“The issue is dragging on for too long and we do not like it.“Many lawyers, legislative experts and even INEC have made it clear that what we are having are presidential running mates, which the Constitution and Electoral Act refer to as “associate candidate” and “running mate” and not placeholders.That’s why the man hurriedly left Lagos for Abuja.Kabiru Faskari, a chieftain of the APC, had on June 17 said Kabir Masari was Tinubu’s running mate, but stakeholders in the party had said the nomination was in a placeholder capacity.

He is no longer a Lagos man now, but a national figure working to become the President.” CRPA issues warning Meanwhile, the Centre for Reforms and Public Advocacy has said the Electoral Act, 2022 prevented political parties from withdrawing running mates.”.In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by its Executive Director, Ifeanyi Okechukwu, the advocacy group observed that political parties fielding ‘placeholders’ had not taken time to study the amended Act.According to him, the Act is clear on provisions for withdrawal and substitution of candidates, warning that sections 28 and 84 relate to only the candidates – presidential and governorship – and not their running mates.He stated that substitution of candidates by political parties could only become possible in the case of withdrawal or death of presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, House of Representatives and state assemblies’ candidates nominated by parties through valid primaries in accordance with sections 29 and 84 of the electoral law.

Okechukwu said, “Section 33 of the Electoral Act says, ‘A political party shall not be allowed to change or substitute its candidate whose name has been submitted under Section 29 of this Act, except in the case of death or withdrawal by the candidate provided that in the case of such withdrawal or death of a candidate, the political party affected shall, within 14 days of the occurrence of the event, hold a fresh primary election to produce and submit a fresh candidate to the commission for the election concerned’; and to conform with Section 33, Section 29 must be adhered to, to ascertain categories of candidates captured.“Section 29 in subsection (1) says ‘every political party shall, not later than 180 days before the date appointed for a general election under this Act, submit to the commission, in the prescribed forms, the list of candidates the party proposes to sponsor at the elections, who must have emerged from valid primaries conducted by the political party’.” The advocacy group leader enthused that it was no more business as usual for parties and their candidates as the current electoral law was stringent in many areas, especially on methods of political parties’ primaries, delegates, how withdrawal and substitution would be done and transmission of results, among others.Okechuckwu added, “The current and subsisting electoral law does not capture a scenario that makes the possible substitution of associate candidates or running mates either by the account of voluntary withdrawal or death.Subsequently, any substitution of running mates nominated by presidential and gubernatorial candidates comes flat in the face of the law.

“While this might not have been a deliberate oversight, it must be accepted that the law is sacrosanct and nothing can be added or removed from it unless through amendment of sections 31 and 33 to make provision for that in the future.“Until then, in accordance with section 31 which says, ‘A candidate may withdraw his or her candidature by notice in writing signed by him and delivered personally by the candidate to the political party that nominated him for the election and the political party shall convey such withdrawal to the commission not later than 90 days to the election’.“Section 33 states that only candidates who were nominated through valid primaries by political parties and whose names were submitted in accordance with Section 29 can withdraw and be substituted under the law, not running mates that were not nominated through any primaries but by presidential and gubernatorial candidates.” Arrest Tinubu now’ Meanwhile, the CRPA has given the Inspector-General of Police, Baba Usman, a 48-hour ultimatum to arrest and initiate criminal prosecution against Tinubu for allegedly supplying false academic qualifications to secure nomination.The group threatened that if the IG failed to act, a court action would be instituted against him for an order of mandamus to compel him to effect the arrest of the APC flag bearer at the end of the ultimatum.

The Legal Adviser of the CRPA and human rights lawyer, Agu Kalu, issued the threat during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday.But when contacted, the Director, Legal Directorate, Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Babatunde Ogala (SAN), told Sunday PUNCH that it was ready to defend the threats and allegations because the APC presidential candidate had complied fully with the provisions of the Electoral Act.He said, “There is nothing to respond to; the Electoral Act is clear.We are waiting; let them go bring the writ and we will defend it.I think we have gone past this stage of some people on social media, for whatever reason, issuing threats.

“If they have anything, let them bring it.As far as we are concerned, our candidate has complied fully with the provisions of the Electoral Act.If they want to go to court, let them go to court.But we must also let them know that we are not unaware of the laws of defamation in the country.We know the difference between a court process, which is privileged, and making unfounded allegations in newspapers like they are doing now.

“But honestly, our candidate is not perturbed; he can’t be bothered by all these threats.If they want to go to court, let them go to court.When they come, we will react appropriately to the court process.What we know is that we have complied fully with the provisions of the law and we will not be blackmailed and intimidated.” Tinubu’s primary education One of Tinubu’s aides defended why the APC presidential candidate failed to fill the primary and secondary schools he attended on the INEC form.

He said, “No law says he must list all the schools he attended.What the law says is that you must at least show evidence that you have a school certificate or show evidence that you attended a school that is up to that.“Now, he has shown the degree he got from the university.Recall that you cannot go to university without attending primary or secondary schools.There are those who took their school certificate examinations at home.

There are those who have university degrees now by attending the National Open University of Nigeria.Will you say their degrees are not valid because they did not attend regular universities? “Tinubu has presented what he has and even added the awards he got while in the university.So, why the cry over whether he attended primary and secondary schools or not?” Kalu had alleged that the former Lagos State governor was not legally qualified to become the next President of Nigeria on grounds of supplying false information on oath in his form EC 9 submitted to INEC.Among others, the legal practitioner alleged that in 1999, Tinubu claimed to have attended Saint Paul Aroloya Children Home School, Ibadan, between 1958 and 1964, and Government College, Ibadan between 1965 and 1969, only to turn around in 2022 that he never attended any primary or secondary school in his EC9 form.Tags: Tinubu Kindly share this story: All rights reserved.

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Nawahoo... it took Buhari 6 months to appoint ministers... semblance of sluggish activitivities occurring again before general election. Just stay in Borno with Zulum Tinubu (if that even is his real name) the fraud. If Tinubu needs a serious running mate, am able and capable of becoming his running mate and His assured of becoming the president.tell him or send me his direct link or website

What is confusing about this headline FFS? Who dey even deceive Tinubu say he go become next president abi he think how he helped Rig last election go happen this time ? Lol so funny Good luck with the search he can extend it beyond Kano borders to Niger rep.... Dem go confuse like people wey build tower of babel

Osinbajo would have made their life Easy, but No…… Must have power by all means will make APC loose the election. Person wey no get certificate dey look for Running Mate ... I hope he eventually get person with certificate.OfficialAPCNig why una candidates no dey eva get certificate association of no certificate people 🚶🚶🚶

Zulum, Shettima or El Rufai

Dogara is the most suitable running mate to Tinubu, says coalition | TheCableThe Coalition for Peace and Progress, a political group, says Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the house of representatives, is the most suitable person to be the running mate of officialABAT Muslim to Muslim will never work. It'll completely bring to end the existence of Nigeria as a country. Will know that secret plans! officialABAT The best. officialABAT Lol, you mean Mr Padding, o ya now let’s him pick him, make dem fail totally

2023: Tinubu, Obi, Others Can't Replace Running Mates Under New Electoral Act - GroupBoth presidential candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, submitted placeholders with Who is Tinubu running with? That man is running to jail soon didn't you press the new crime he just committed? They actually can. According to the electoral act, there are only 2 conditions under which a VP candidate or president can be replaced. 1, they die or 2, they resign from the potion. These VP candidates will resign when the time reaches. The position of a vice presidential candidate is also subject to the candidate's willingness to be available for the role. He can for any reason whatsoever say he is no longer interested. Will the law force him. The answer is no.

New Electoral Act prevents Tinubu, others from replacing running mates – GroupThe Center for Reforms and Public Advocacy on Saturday disclosed that the new Electoral Act 2022 prevents political parties from withdrawing running mates. Lies! 😂😂😂 Liar Liar Pants on Fire.

APC south-south leaders: We'll make sure Tinubu succeeds Buhari in 2023 | TheCableLeaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south-south say they will ensure victory for Bola Tinubu, the party’s candidate, in the 2023 election. Victor Giadom, APC national vice-chairman, officialABAT The kind of lies you tell a Nigerian woman cos you know she loves money too much😂🤣😂😂🤣make I enter I will take care of you O’ babyyyyyyy😂🤣🤣🤣🤣 officialABAT People deceiving this MAN officialABAT He won't succeed IJN; a candidate with fake name, fake education, fake certificate and fake Health

Presidency: Osinbajo speaks on quitting politics after losing APC primary to TinubuVice President Yemi Osinbajo has said he would not quit active politics, despite losing his bid to emerge as the All Progressives Congress, APC, Is too late To join boko haram abi What else is there for him? Is not like he has another option.

'He is a prime example of excellence' -- Tinubu hails Sanwo-Olu at 57 | TheCableBola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, is a prime example of excellence. jidesanwoolu officialABAT gboyegaakosile Mr_JAGs The CABLE your principal Tinubu does not have primary and secondary school qualifications. In 1999 and 2003 he sworn an oath to this. WHY conspiracy of silence THE CABLE. Brown envelope journalism. This is a CRIME perjury He lied on OATH. SHAME ON YOU CABLE! jidesanwoolu officialABAT gboyegaakosile Mr_JAGs jidesanwoolu officialABAT gboyegaakosile Mr_JAGs Amoda Sangodele, because jidesanwoolu the slave boy don dey pack followlasg money dey gee you he's now prime example of excellence?