Fresh Update Emerges as APC Governors Meet over Consensus Presidential Candidate

Fresh Update Emerges as APC Governors Meet over Consensus Presidential Candidate

  • Ahead of the APC presidential primary, governors elected on the ruling party's platform are now search for who to nominate as Buhari's preferred successor
  • President Buhari had in a meeting on Tuesday, May 31, asked the governors to help him with the huge task
  • However, the meeting held by the governors regarding the development yielded no results and they have agreed to meet again later this week

FCT, Abuja - Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have begun the search for a consensus presidential candidate following President Muhammadu Buhari's directive.

A source privy to the first meeting of the governors said that the meeting ended in a deadlock, The Punch reported.

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APC governors meet, begin the search for President Buhari's preferred successor. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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“No agreement yet. Meeting has been postponed to later this week,” the source was quoted to have said on Wednesday, June 1.

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When asked what transpired during the meeting, the unnamed source said:

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“The governors are still divided on the matter. Many things are being considered, including capability, region and religion.”

Recall that the president on had Tuesday, May 31, asked the APC governors to search for a right successor for him.

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Meanwhile, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been "spiritually declared" the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

This was the prophecy of Pastor Alamu David of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Abule Egba, Lagos, on Wednesday, June 1.

The cleric, therefore, called on all southwesterners and members of the APC to rally around Tinubu so that the revelation will come to fruition.

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In a similar development, controversial former lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye has kicked at President Buhari’s purported plan to handpick his successor ahead of 2023.

Dino made an emphasis to the president’s deliberate use of the word ‘successor’, instead of ‘flagbearer’ or ‘candidate’ for the APC.

He described the statement of the president as unconstitutional, dictatorial, and sacrilegious.


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