Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday, June 2nd 2022.
The PUNCH: There were strong indications on Wednesday that the All Progressives Congress national officials were divided over a plan by the President, Major General Muhammadu (retd.), to pick his preferred presidential candidate for the party.
The Guardian: More flaks trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s notice to All Progressives Congress (APC) governors of his decision to ‘anoint’ a successor ahead of the party’s National Convention on Monday. While the APC governors to whom the instruction was handed down are yet to arrive at their choice of a consensus candidate, high-ranking members of the party and senior citizens have berated the President for his comments, which they said could derail the transition process ahead of 2023 general elections.
Vanguard: Some presidential aspirants and stakeholders in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are poised for a fight and have started mobilizing to abort the emergence of a consensus presidential candidate. They are also fighting to ensure that the party’s standard-bearer does not emerge via imposition.
This Day: Four days to the rescheduled presidential primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), billed to hold Monday, June 6, in Abuja, the leadership of the party, has remained divided on the zoning of its ticket, even as it continues to ponder the options opened to it to match the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The Nation: It is the turn of the South to produce the next president, Cross Rivers State Governor Ben Ayade said yesterday. He urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to respect the zoning agreement between the North and the South made at APC’s inception.
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.