The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC on Tuesday resumed processes for its presidential primary election in Abuja which is expected to come up with a candidate for the 2023 general election.
Naija News understands that the party’s efforts to come up with a consensus presidential candidate on Monday fell to nought despite President Muhammadu Buhari‘s intervention and call for a consensus candidate.
The President according to reports, had during his meeting with the aspirants on Saturday urged them to build consensus and come up with a formidable candidate. Buhari’s call as expected motivated a series of meetings among party stewards.
Also, President Buhari was said to have during his meeting with the National Advisory Council on Sunday, asked the critical stakeholders to work on the emergence of a consensus candidate before the primary.
A party member in the know who spoke with Daily Trust, said following the president’s request, a 3-man committee comprising the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha was constituted.
“The committee could not do anything, hence the president’s statement that they should go to the poll,” he said.
However, the advisory council reportedly replied to the President that they could not carry out the assignment.
They advised that the governors should be given the responsibility instead.
As it stands, despite several deliberations and efforts, the 2,322 delegates selected from across the 774 local government areas of the country would have to decide today the fate of the 23 presidential aspirants at Eagle Square, Naija News reports.