National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu says the ruling party its vice-presidential candidate after “careful” legal consultations.
Adamu stated this on Monday while speaking with State House correspondents after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa in company with the Ekiti State governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji.
Katsina politician, Kabiru Masari is widely reported to have been picked as running mate to the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
But there are speculations that Masari may not want to step down for the proper vice presidential candidate to emerge, although APC has not officially confirmed if the VP candidate is a placeholder or not.
But Adamu said such speculations should be dismissed.
He said, “We are not in the speculative world. We are governed by the laws of the land. There’s nothing our presidential candidate has done with regards to returning his forms that is not within the confines of the law of the land.
“Everything we’ve done so far, we have done very carefully with legal consultation and we are cocksure, we’re not going to have the kind of speculation that you are professing at this point in time.
“We’re very comfortable with what we have done. It is still pessimism. However, not in that school of thought yet. We don’t have to be there.”
On alleged massive vote-buying during the Ekiti governorship election, Adamu urged the media to avoid reporting negative issues about the country’s elections.
He said, “I just want to add a word or two in the response of our governor-elect on the issue of vote buying. As a patriotic Nigerian that is privileged to lead the ruling party in this country today, I want to only appeal to the media. Please don’t partake in portraying negative attitudes in our processes.
“If you do so, you are compromising. I’m sorry to say so. You’re compromising the integrity of our process as a country.”