Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has maintained his neutrality on whom to deputize the presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 general election.
Since the emergence of Tinubu as APC presidential Flagbearer, his choice of running mate has become a major issue within the party and country at large.
Speaking on the scenario on the Monday edition of Channels TV Politics Today, Akeredolu was of the opinion that competence is key in the selection of who will be the running mate.
According to the governor, there are several things to consider before the decision on running mate is taken. He identified competence, loyalty, regional balancing and others as major things to consider.
The governor noted that he once made a choice of wrong deputy governor in his first term and the mistake left him with a bitter experience. Aketi who has been picking his running mate from the Southern senatorial district of Ondo had a misunderstanding with his deputy, Agboola Ajayi in 2020.
Akeredolu maintained that either Muslim or Christian, all that is needed presently is to get somebody with capacity to deliver, bring Nigeria out of the present doldrum and rebuild confidence in Nigerians about the federal government.
The governor stated this while featuring as a guest on the Monday edition of Channels TV Politics Today.