Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has submitted the name of his running mate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by Tunde Rahman, media aide to the former Lagos Governor.
He didn’t, however, disclose the name of his running mate, but said he had submitted “duly completed nomination forms to INEC”.
The forms are incomplete without the name of the running mate of a presidential candidate.
Tinubu had reportedly picked Alhaji Kabir Ibrahim Masari, a Katsina politician, as a placeholder for his running mate so as to meet up with INEC deadline.
In the statement his media office issued on his behalf, Tinubu said, “As stipulated by the electoral law and Independent National Electoral Commission guidelines and timetable, the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress, HE Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has returned his duly completed nomination nomination forms to INEC. The forms were returned on Wednesday June 15, two days ahead of schedule.
“We wish to reiterate that HE Asíwájú Tinubu stands ready to contest the February 25, 2023 presidential election to deliver progressive good governance to our people.