Kabiru Faskari, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, has opened up on the reason Kabiru Ibrahim Masari was nominated as Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s running mate.
Masari name was submitted as a placeholder for Tinubu’s running mate pending the time the party end it’s consultations.
INEC had fixed Friday, June 17, as deadline for parties to send in names of their vice presidential candidates.
Shedding more light on the development, Kabiru revealed during an interview on Channels TV that the decision to choose Masari as a place holder came from Tinubu.
He said, “There are many considerations in politics: you weigh your chances and work with someone who knows a certain part of the region that you need votes from and someone who adds value to your ticket.
“I think Asiwaju did that and that’s how he came up with Masari. I believe the choice of Masari is informed and Tinubu knows him very well because they have been working together.
“This is largely the decision of Tinubu he may have conferred with Buhari and the party leaders but it’s largely based on the presidential candidate.
“Masari may not be very popular, but he’s good in the grassroots, knows his onions and has a very good relationship with Tinubu.”