All chairmanship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have stepped down from the race.
Naija News reports that the six aspirants have decided to back their co-aspirant, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, as the consensus candidate.
Adamu is President Muhammadu Buhari’s preferred candidate to replace Comrade Adams Oshiomole who was sacked in 2020.
The decision to step down was made known in a letter dated February 25, 2023 and addressed to the Chairman, APC Election Sub-Committee read and signed by Akume.
According to the letter, the six aspirants that stepped down are: Senator Tanko Al-Makura, Senator George Akume, Abdulaziz Yari, Etsu Muhammed, Sani Musa and Salihu Mustapha.
It read, “May I kindly refer to the appeal by Mr President for the chairmanship aspirants our great party to agree to a consensus arrangement wherein our colleague H.E, Sen Abdullahi Adamu is made our consensus candidate for the chairmanship position and forward letters of withdrawal from the under listed aspirants to wit: 1.H.E Sen. Tanko Al-Makura 2. H.E Sen. George Akume 3. H.E Abdulaziz Yari 4. Sen. Sani Musa Muhammed 5. Comm. Etsu Muhammed 6. Turaki Saliu Mustapha.”