2023: Is He The Chosen One? APC Presidential Aspirant Holds Top Meeting With Buhari After Declaration

2023: Is He The Chosen One? APC Presidential Aspirant Holds Top Meeting With Buhari After Declaration

  • A former governor of Zamfara, Senator Mohammed Sani Yerima, had a meeting with President Buhari on Friday, May 6, in Abuja
  • Yerima is one of the APC politicians who on Friday made public their intention to take over the president's seat in 2023
  • The senator will now have to slug it out with APC bigwigs like Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi and the rest

Abuja - Hours after declaring to run for the presidency in 2023, a former governor of Zamfara state, Mohammed Sani Yerima, paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Yerima, who also represented Zamfara West in the Senate, met with President Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The closed-door meeting and photos that ensued from it were shared on Facebook by a presidential media aide, Buhari Sallau.

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Buhari, Yerima
Yerima met Buhari at Presidential Villa on Friday, May 6 (Photo: Buhari Sallau)
Source: Facebook

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Vanguard had previously gathered that the federal lawmaker has secured the president's nod to go ahead with his presidential bid.

This has naturally generated speculations and growing suspicion that Yerima may just be among a small group of persons from which the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s flagbearer will emerge ahead of the 2023 general elections.

But these are mere opinions the ruling party has not given any hint of a consensus option during its scheduled primary.

2023: APC will choose any available option for presidential primary, says Abdullahi Adamu

The newly-elected chairman of the 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.

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

2023: APC chieftain kicks against consensus option for presidential primary

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 journalists.

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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