- There is a report that the APC is secretly planning to choose a consensus presidential candidate for 2023
- Reacting to this, Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the party, has said that this will be unfair to others who bought the N100 million nomination form
- Igbokwe prayed that the APC should not venture into any endeavour that will destroy its labour and good legacy
A die-hard supporter of Aiswaju ABola Ahmed Tinubu's bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, Joe Igbokwe, has spoken on the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s alleged move to choose a consensus candidate ahead of 2023.
Igbokwe, on his Facebook page on Tuesday, May 24, stated that it will be unfair for the ruling party to ask aspirants to pay N100 million for the nomination form and then bring in a consensus candidate afterwards.
He prayed that the APC will not allow some opportunities to destroy what it has built over the years.
See his post below:
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2023: APC reportedly moves to zone presidency to northeast
Meanwhile, sources in the APC claimed that the leadership of the ruling party is making underground moves to zone the presidential ticket to the northeast.
One of the sources who spoke on Tuesday, May 17, said the APC was really looking at eventually projecting Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the flagbearer in 2023.
The source who pleaded anonymity said:
“What the National Assembly is trying to do is to back Lawan with the huge number of statutory delegates of past and present legislators that the amendment would allow to attend such conventions and congresses.
"They are in the region of almost 4,000, who are most likely going to throw their support behind Lawan. So, that is why they are trying to amend the law again to suit their own selfish purposes and calculations.”
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2023 presidency: Tambuwal exposes APC's plan for party's presidential candidacy ahead of election
Earlier, the governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, alleged that the APC plans to field the current president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, as its 2023 presidential candidate.
He disclosed this while speaking at a stakeholders' meeting with delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lokoja, Kogi state, on Monday, May 16.