- 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
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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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 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.
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.