- The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), south-south chapter, appears to have opted to use the consensus mode to elect its NWC members
- Amid the ongoing national convention of the ruling party in Abuja, a unity list was released which contains the names of those picked as consensus candidates
- Among others, Dr Betta Edu from Cross River state was selected as the consensus candidate for the position of the National Women Leader
Eagle Square, Abuja - The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south-south have agreed on consensus candidates at the ruling party's ongoing national convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
Copies of the unity list were shared with journalists, including Legit.ng's reporter, at the venue of the convention.
Southwest APC chieftains agree on consensus candidates
In a related development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and other chieftains in the southwest have agreed on consensus candidates at the party's ongoing national convention at the Eagle Square.
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Copies of the unity list were shared with journalists at the venue of the convention.
A look at the unity list indicates that Senator Iyiola Omisore was picked as the consensus candidate for the position of the National Secretary.
Yakubu Dogara withdraws from APC national deputy chairman race
Dogara made his decision known in a letter circulated to journalists including a Legit.ng reporter at the ongoing national convention of the ruling party in Abuja.
He said his decision was borne out of the need to respect the decision of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state and Senator Kashim Shettima who both endorsed Senator Abubakar Kyari for the position.
Convention: APC leaders edged out Buni caretaker members Nnamani, Ahmed from Unity List
In another report, two members of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), contesting for the National Working Committee (NWC) positions were missing from the final unity list of the party.
The missing names included former Senate president, Senator Ken Nnamani and former national youth leader, Barrister Ismail Ahmed.
Nnamani lost in his bid to be elected as deputy national chairman (south) to Chief Emma Enaukwu while Ahmed lost the national organizing secretary to Suleiman Argungu of Kebbi state.