Joe Igbokwe, an aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has slammed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congres (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, for choosing Senate President Ahmed Lawan as the consensus presidential candidate of the party.
Naija News earlier reported that the APC national chairman had on Monday announced Lawan as the consensus presidential candidate of the ruling party.
The APC Chairman said that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
However, President Buhari denied the claim during a meeting with Northern APC Governors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The President added that he was yet to agree on a particular aspirant.
The announcement was also denied by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party as well as the Northern APC governors.
Reacting to the development, Igbokwe knocked Adamu for unilaterally choosing Lawan as the consensus candidate after the APC governors had zoned the presidential ticket to the South.
In a post on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Igbokwe wondered why the APC chose Adamu as its chairman. He described Adamu as a former strongman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC stalwart criticised the reward system of the ruling party and described it as totally nauseating and incomprehensible.
He wrote: “I am yet to come to terms on how we settled for Adamu Abdullahi, a former PDP strong man as Chairman of APC. The reward system of APC is totally nauseating and incomprehensible.”