Hours To APC Presidential Primary, Buhari Makes Crucial Comment On Consensus Candidate

Hours To APC Presidential Primary, Buhari Makes Crucial Comment On Consensus Candidate

  • President Muhammadu Buhari believes that nationwide consultations by APC stakeholders will lead to a consensus candidate for 2023
  • This was the president's advice to members of the ruling party's national advisory committee on Sunday, June 5
  • Buhari specifically urged the committee's members to reach out to persons in their spheres of influence to promote consensus-building

Abuja - In just a matter of hours, the wait as to who will emerge as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be over.

At the moment, stakeholders of the ruling party and members of the national advisory committee (now known as the Board of Trustees) have their eyes peeled on the process that will bring about an acceptable and powerful presidential consensus candidate.

Buhari and APC stakeholders
The president wants more consultations on a consensus candidate (Photo: Buhari Sallau)
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On his part, President Muhammadu Buhari has given his piece of advice on how a consensus candidate will be chosen.

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During a meeting with APC stakeholders and members of the board, the president urged them to reach out to those who will fan the embers of consultation and consensus-building, The Cable reports.

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For Buhari, this is the best way a formidable candidate will emerge as Nigerians, according to him, do not expect less from the APC.

His words:

“My charge and appeal to all of you, therefore, is to reach out to your various spheres of influence to actively promote the spirit of consultation and consensus-building so that a formidable candidate for the 2023 Presidential elections would emerge from the convention. Our citizens do not expect less from us.”

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Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello, one of the presidential aspirants of the APC who held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, has spoken on the resolution of the closed-door talk.

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The Kogi governor said on Sunday that he and other presidential hopefuls have agreed to back whoever the president presents as his anointed successor.

Bello said:

“Whoever Mr President will come up with, I’m in 100 percent in support of that. It is not only me, in the dinner, we had yesterday with Mr President, almost everybody, in fact, 100 percent of us, who are aspiring, have agreed that whoever Mr President will choose among us we are going to support him."

Source: Legit.ng

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