The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu has announced the adoption of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan as consensus candidate for the party ahead of the presidential election today.
Ahmed Lawan Adopted As APC Consensus Candidate
The Nation reported that Adamu made the announcement at the meeting of National Working Committee (NWC) on Monday in Abuja.
Other aspirants including Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Dr. Kayode Fayemi and David Umahi, among others will however be allowed to contest the primary at the convention holding tomorrow at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
The NWC members insisted other aspirants must be given a level playing ground to compete.
Adamu’s adoption of Lawan as consensus candidate is against the position of 11 APC northern Governors, who endorsed that power must shift to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
Adamu told the National Working Committee that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after consultation with President Buhari.
This comes three days after Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina claimed that President Buhari never asked APC governors to select a consensus presidential candidate APC ahead of the 2023 general elections primaries.