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Pastor Bakare is Buhari’s running mate

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change, has picked pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, as his vice-presidential candidate for the April poll.

The decision laid to rest, weeks of speculations over who pairs with Buhari for the CPP presidential ticket

A very authoritative source within the party had earlier confided in the Nigeria Politics Online this morning that Bakare would be announced after the submission of the form this afternoon.

Spokesman of Buhari, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, had told journalists in Lagos at the weekend that the running mate would be unveiled today (Monday).

Pastor Tunde Bakare

He had declined to name the chosen candidate preferring to say that the candidate would be a South-Westerner and a Christian.

But the source, who revealed the decision of the party this morning said, “The vice presidential candidate is Pastor Tunde Bakare. We are going to announce him this afternoon.”

When our correspondent called Odumakin to confirm, he asked for patience saying the choice of the party would be made known at a formal announcement ceremony this afternoon.

“Please, we are going to make the announcement formally after all the talks have been concluded this afternoon. But for now, I cannot tell you who the candidate is. Just wait; it’s a matter of time,” Odumakin stated.


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