The possibility of Yemi Osinbajo running on the same ticket with President Muhammadu in 2019 is slim because of the close ties the vice president has with Bola Tinubu, a source has disclosed.
The Daily Independent, citing a close source in the All Progressives Congress (APC) reports that the possibility of Osinbajo running on joint ticket with Buhari is very remote.
The source said: “It is very clear that Osinbajo is just bidding time with President Buhari. Everyone knows that he (Osinbajo) is a right hand man of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Even when the presidency claimed that Tinubu opposed his selection as running mate to President Buhari, the man himself came out to counter the claim saying Tinubu nominated him for the post.
“Given the current situation, we don’t see President Buhari running with Osinbajo in 2019 if he wants to contest again. The president from his body language is already looking beyond Osinbajo because he knows that if push comes to shove, he knows where the loyalty of the vice president lies.”
the source added that the Kayode Fayemi, a former governor of Ekiti state and now minister of solid minerals and a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu who recently decamped to the APC are likely replacements for Osinbajo.