February 23, 2024

Governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), have told President Muhammadu Buhari that they go against the idea of consensus in picking candidates for various elective positions. According to reports, the governors conveyed their position to the President at a meeting with him on Tuesday.

President Buhari also hosted the governors to the breaking of Ramadan fast. The president and the governors met ahead of the meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party, which is holding today in Abuja.

On Tuesday, the National Working Committee of the party led by the chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu also met to prepare agenda for the NEC meeting. The NWC adopted the indirect form of primaries for electing its presidential candidate and other flag bearers for various offices in the 2023 general elections.

The NEC is being attended by all governors, members of the National Assembly, former governors, state chairmen, and other relevant party stakeholders. However, it was told by a source that they decided to go against the consensus arrangement that was used to pick the party leaders at the convention last month, asking all aspirants to test their popularity in the field. There had been speculations that the party will adopt a consensus arrangement to choose its presidential candidate just like it did during last party convention where all party positions were filled through consensus. Some of the presidential aspirants who are posturing as the anointed candidate of President Buhari have been canvassing for the use of consensus arrangement using their foot soldiers to push the agenda.

Marvelous Ogidi

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