Particulars occupy emerged on how the Borno Assert Governor Babagana Zulum turned down the offer to turn into the working mate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.
Zulum’s refusal became cited as one of the indispensable predominant causes for APC’s extend in deciding on their vice presidential candidate
A supply who spoke with PUNCH acknowledged the APC governors had wished Kebbi Assert Governor, Atiku Bagudu and his Kaduna Assert counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai but Tinubu before all the pieces equipped the imprint to Zulum.
An partner of Tinubu who spoke on the pattern acknowledged Zulum became equipped the ticked on a silver platter brooding about he became the most current chance but he time and all over again turned it down due to two predominant causes.
Zulum acknowledged he became eager to total his tenure as governor of Borno Assert and put in power his reconstruction programme.
Secondly, his loyalty to Shettima became an component brooding about they’ve maintained a cordial relationship which is uncommon between governors and their predecessors.
In step with the supply, Zulum acknowledged he would settle for the VP slot if Shettima requested him to do away with it but it in fact became subtle for Tinubu’s men to position a search data from to the primitive governor when it became evident that he also wished the job.
The anonymous partner of Tinubu acknowledged: “In step with wide consultations as properly as a gaze, Zulum became the most current chance. He became time and all over again equipped the imprint but he turned it down for two predominant causes. The first became that he became eager to total his tenure as governor of Borno Assert and put in power his reconstruction programme.”
“Secondly, his loyalty to Shettima became also an component. Zulum became Shettima’s commissioner when he handpicked him as his successor in 2019. They occupy got maintained a cordial relationship which is uncommon between governors and their predecessors. Zulum finally acknowledged that he would only settle for the VP slot if Shettima requested him to do away with it.”
“Nonetheless it became subtle for Tinubu’s men to position a search data from to Shettima to plead with Zulum to do away with the job when it became evident that Shettima also wished the job. With INEC’s time restrict quickly drawing advance, Shettima turned into the run chance. Despite all the pieces, Shettima’s loyalty to Tinubu has under no circumstances been uncertain. So, it turned into easy to resolve for him.”