President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Progressive Governors’ Forum at the President Villa in Abuja.
The closed-door meeting with the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress was targeted at picking a running mate for the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu.
The Chairman of the forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu led his colleagues to the meeting with the President.
The meeting was attended by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, Governors Babagana Zulum, Borno, Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, Jigawa, Abdullahi Sule, Nasarawa, Simon Lalong, Plateau, Yahaya Bello, Kogi, and Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.
There are speculations that the National Leader of the ruling party might pick the former Governor of State, Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
Tinubu is expected to submit the name of the APC vice presidential candidate on Friday following the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).
The issue of Muslim/Muslim tickets has become a major concern as some Nigerians have warned the ruling party not to take such a step ahead of the 2023 general election.