Just In: APC announces Senate President as consensus aspirant

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu has announced the Senate President Ahmed Lawan as consensus presidential aspirant.

Adamu made the announcement at the meeting of National Working Committee (NWC) on Monday in Abuja, The Nation reports.

Other aspirants including Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Dr. Kayode Fayemi and David Umahi, among others will however be allowed to contest the primary at the convention holding tomorrow at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

The NWC members insisted other aspirants must be given a level playing ground to compete.

Adamu’s adoption of Lawan as consensus candidate is against the position of 11 APC northern Governors, who endorsed that power must shift to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.

Adamu told the National Working Committee that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after consultation with President Buhari.