- A sort of crisis erupted over an alleged move to substitute the APC delegates list at the presidential primary
- Sources claim that the attempt to swap the list is targetted at helping Senate President Ahmad Lawan to emerge as the candidate
- Lawan had been announced by Abdullahi Adamu, the APC's national chairman, as the consensus candidate
An emerging report from The Cable says there is rancour over an alleged underground move to compromise the delegates’ list for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary.
According to the newspaper, another list has been drawn other than the one submitted by APC governors for the primary.
It was gathered that the substituted list is expected to favour Senate President Ahmad Lawan, a norther presidential hopeful of the ruling party
A source quoted by the media outfit said:
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“The secretary of the accreditation committee, Senator Gumel, a personal assistant to Lawan. Orji Kalu, senate whip, and Hope Uzodimma are also working to ensure that only delegates that will vote Lawan will get into Eagle Square.”
Despite Lawan’s emergence, Buhari holds closed-door talk with influential APC presidential aspirant
Meanwhile, Buhari was meeting with the governor of Kogi state and presidential aspirant on the platform of the APC, Yahaya Bello.
The meeting was being held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, June 7.
The Kogi state governor is among the 23 presidential aspirants of the APC cleared to contest the primary of the party.
Consensus: Buhari to pick from these aspirants as APC governors submit special list
Amid the emergence of Lawan as the consensus candidate of the APC ahead of 2023, governors on the platform of the party had taken a very drastic step.
The APC governors, to bring about fairness in the selection of a formidable candidate, have drawn a list of aspirants from which President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to choose.
The list was submitted to President Buhari on Tuesday, June 7.
It was gathered that the list gives a favourable answer to the nationwide call for power to be shifted to the south and as such has more aspirants from the region.