The All Progressives Congress on Sunday said the party was yet to pick a running mate for its presidential candidate, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said the public should ignore all the permutations that had been made on who would be Buhari’s running mate, saying the choice of the running made would be made within the context of the best democratic ideals.
The party spokesman said the leadership of the APC were yet to meet and had not picked a running mate for its presidential candidate.
He said, “We are using this opportunity to tell Nigerians to pray for us as we get set to pick a running mate for our presidential candidate. This is because this choice is not just for us but for all Nigerians.
“We are assuring Nigerians that the choice of our presidential running mate will also be guided by best democratic ideals.
“We appreciate the nationwide interest that the choice of our presidential candidate and his running mate has generated.
“It is a mark of the confidence that Nigerians have in us and we want to assure Nigerians that we will not disappoint them.”
Meanwhile, the Professional Youths for Good Governance of Nigeria on Sunday described the emergence of Buhari as the presidential candidate of the APC as a good development that would deepen democracy in the country.
The group, in a statement by its National President, Mr. Tunde Daromosu; and National Coordinator, Mr Nasir Abdulquadri, said the APC presidential convention showed that Nigerians were determined to make the right choice and create impact to take the country back on track.
It said, “The party showed its preference for democratic principles through a very transparent, credible and hitch-free presidential primary that produced a Nigerian of impeccable and incorruptible character, which has restored hope for a better future for Nigerian youths
“PYGGN is determined to give absolute support to the candidate of the APC and will involve itself in the mass mobilisation of Nigerian youths, women and elites to vote massively for the electoral success of Muhammadu Buhari, to uplift the dignity of
Nigerians and eradicate poverty in our land.”