In what appears to be a shock to many, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has announced the Senate President Ahmed Lawan, as consensus presidential candidate.
He made the announcement at the meeting of National Working Committee (NWC) on Monday in Abuja.
Other aspirants including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; 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, it was gathered.
The NWC members insisted other aspirants must be given a level playing ground to compete.
Adamu’s adoption of Lawan is against the position of 11 APC northern Governors, who endorsed that power must shift to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
Meanwhile, the President Myhammadu Buhari is said to be meeting with the governors as at press time.
But Adamu told the National Working Committee that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after consultation with President Buhari.
Details to follow…