Peter Obi, Labour party presidential candidate, has picked Doyin Okupe as his Vice Presidential candidate.
According to Arise TV, Okupe was picked as Vice Presidential candidate but in a placeholder capacity to beat the Friday June 17, deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Bola Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress had also submitted the name of Kabir Ibrahim Masari as his running mate to beat the Friday, June 17, deadline given by INEC.
In other news, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Presiding overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, has accepted the fact that he had zero votes during the recently concluded APC Presidential primary with confidence.
Bakare who paid a huge amount of N100million for the forms, At the primary concluded on June 8, refused to join other aspirants to step down for Tinubu who won the primary.
On Sunday, June 12, While he was Addressing a press conference at his Church, Bakare, who had in 2019 said God told him he would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, said he wears his zero vote with confidence.
According to the pastor, he remains fulfilled despite the zero votes because he did not compromise his values tailored toward a new Nigeria.
Congratulating Tinubu on his emergence as the winner of the primary, said the emergence of Tinubu as the party’s candidate is a testament to his “significant contributions to the course of the South West and his labor towards the formation and establishment of the APC.
”Bakare while saying he remains “audaciously confident” that a new Nigeria is possible prayed God to bless the country with a leader that is not in love with money but justice and a leader not in love with publicity but humanity.”