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General News of Friday, 24 June 2022

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They are not smart - Okowa slams APC for naming Tinubu's running mate Kabiru Masari as a placeholder

Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor and PDP running mate Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor and PDP running mate

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its flagbearer, Bola Tinubu are not smart for making its running mate, Kabiru Masari as a placeholder.

In an interview with Channels Television's Politics Today, the Delta State Governor, said the APC making Masari a placeholder showed they are not ready for the 2023 elections.

Okowa said: "You can find that the APC is finding it difficult to get who would be their vice presidential candidate, we are hearing something we have not heard before, somebody on placement to be replaced.

"They are actually not smart, that makes us believe they are not even ready for the election, there seems to be a lot of confusion in the APC, unlike us, right from day one, we‘ve made our decision and I believe we‘re on the right path."

Following the deadline for the submission of the vice presidential candidate's to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Tinubu submitted Masari’s name as his running mate, but it was alleged that Masari is just a placeholder.

Spokesman of the APC presidential candidate, Tunde Rahman claims that Tinubu submitted Masari’s name as his running mate and that he is in consultation with President Buhari on the final decision on the issue.

Rahman however, said Masari may step down in the interest of the party.

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