The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress [APC] Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has announced Senate President Ahmed Lawan as the consensus presidential candidate of the Party.
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This was made known by the Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, at the meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) on Monday, June 6 in Abuja.
The announcement appears to have deepened the crisis in the party as some members of the NWC kicked against the move and insisted that other Presidential aspirants which include Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Engr. David Umahi must be allowed to contest the primary election at tomorrow’s convention scheduled at The Eagle Square, Abuja.
The NWC members insisted other aspirants must be given a level playing ground to compete.
Adamu’s adoption of Lawan as consensus candidate is against the position of 11 APC northern Governors, who endorsed that power must shift to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
Adamu told the National Working Committee that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after consultation with President Buhari.