President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan
Members of the All Progressives Congress’ National Working Committee are divided over the nomination of a consensus presidential candidate for the party.
NAIJA LIVE TV gathered that members of the NWC met on Tuesday in line with the directive of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that a consensus candidate should be picked after consultation.
It was learnt that during the meeting, a candidate was announced to be Buhari’s candidate but members of the NWC kicked.
A member of the NWC told our correspondent that Ahmed Lawan was announced as the consensus candidate.
This, he said, other members kicked against, leading to a division among the NWC members.
MEANWHILE, Thirteen governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the north on Monday insisted that the presidential ticket of the party must go to the south.
The governors spoke with state State house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house, Abuja.
Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor and chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, also said the president has no anointed presidential candidate.
Lalong said the president directed the governors to meet with the national working committee (NWC) of the party to resolve the issue of a consensus candidate.
He said the northern governors informed the president of their decision to ensure that power returns to the south for the sake of equity and unity of the country.
The Plateau governor said the meeting with the NWC has been slated for 5pm on Monday
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