2023: APC Will Choose Any Available Option for Presidential Primary, Says Abdullahi Adamu

2023: APC Will Choose Any Available Option for Presidential Primary, Says Abdullahi Adamu

  • Senator Abdullahi Adamu, APC's newly sworn-in national chairman has spoken for the first time on the party's presidential primary
  • Adamu, a former governor of Nasarawa state said the party has three options to choose its presidential candidate
  • The 75-year old party leader noted that any of the available option will be adopted by the party when the time comes

Aso Rock - The newly-elected chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on Thursday, April 7 said the APC would use any available option to elect its next presidential candidate.

The three options available for the ruling party are direct primaries, indirect primaries, and consensus.

Senator Adamu made the comment while speaking to State House correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

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Senator Adamu in a meeting with President Buhari and his predecessor, Mai Mala Buni at Aso Rock. Photo credit: @NGRPresident
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The Punch newspaper quoted him as saying:

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“When we get there, we’ll talk, alright? But the options are there; direct primaries, indirect, and consensus. The party has a choice which of these paths to take.”

On the purpose of his visit, the APC chairman noted that with only one week in office already, he thought to pay a thank-you visit to the president.

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In a related development, the leadership of the APC has been warned not to adopt the consensus option for the emergence of its presidential flag bearer.

Chief Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, a former deputy national chairman of the party gave the warning while speaking to The Nation newspaper.

He said the party leadership should not attempt to adopt consensus for the presidential primary, warning that it will spell doom for its chances to win the main election.

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Meanwhile, a recent report by a national newspaper indicates that Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC, has begun consultations with the Social Democratic Party (SDP), as an alternative platform to actualise his presidential ambition, if his party fails to give him the ticket.

According to the report, sources close to the SDP said Tinubu met with some leaders of the political party recently to seek a soft landing for him.

The move by the former Lagos state governor was said to have been triggered by the recent event that led to the emergence of consensus candidates for the APC chairmanship and some other positions at the national convention of the party in Abuja.

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Recall that about 200 groups from the north-central part of the country on Monday, March 21, gave reasons why they want Tinubu to take over from President Buhari next year.

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The groups under the North Central Agenda for Tinubu, in a communique issued in Abuja after their meeting, said the former Lagos state governor is their preferred choice from the array of aspirants that have indicated an interest in leading Nigeria.

The groups also said Tinubu remains their preferred person to pilot the affairs of the nation.

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