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Buhari moves to replace Osinbajo as VP

28 November 2016, 13:08

Abuja - The cold war between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress may have taken a new dimension.

The President is planning to replace Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in the 2019 presidential election, reports The Point.

Tinubu was said to have singlehandedly nominated Osinbajo for the position of Vice President in 2015.

Buhari is said to be planning to replace Osinbajo with a politician from the South-east.

Buhari plans to woo a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, as a possible replacement for Osinbajo.

It is rumoured that the recent defection of Kalu to the APC is a prelude to his nomination as Buhari’s running mate in 2019.

It was gathered that Buhari decided to take the step in order to win over the South- east and perhaps South-south blocs in the event that the South-west zone withdraws its support for him in 2019.

President Muhammadu Buhari had a few days ago confirmed that he will seek a second term in office during the 2019 presidential election.

Buhari;s confirmation came a day after a former Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) member, Buba Galadima said Buhari would be abandoned by the people if he decides to contest in 2019.

- News 24

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