Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai suffered severe backlash over his running mate, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, being a Muslim, like himself. Critics argued that, with the political tension developing in the state, a Muslim-Muslim ticket will only end up aggravating the situation.
However, defending his choice of running mate, said due consideration was put into the decision. The governor made this known, while receiving the people of Sanga local government of the state who came to thank him for picking Dr. Balarabe as his running mate.
According to the Governor, the initial list contained about 32 persons and after much sorting, list was reduced to 12, then 7 and later 5. El-Rufai said the president assisted him in his final choice, who would will run with him, in the 2019 polls.
via: INFORMATION NIGERIA