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Jonathan contemplating picking defence minister as running mate

04 November 2014, 13:12

Abuja - A fresh plot to replace Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo to stand as President Goodluck Jonathan’s running mate for the 2015 presidential election is in the offing, reports Sahara Reporters.

President Goodluck Jonathan is allegedly pushing for the Minister of Defence, Aliyu Gusau to be his running mate in the election.

Also read: Jonathan may dump Sambo for Lamido

Gusau’s choice is based on the belief that he can help Jonathan get enough northern votes to counter Muhammadu Buhari’s popularity in the north.

Jonathan had during his visit to former head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida in Germany prevailed on him to help persuade Gusau to accept the offer.

Gusau is, however, not keen in taking the offer.

Read more at Sahara Reporters.

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