APC Presidential Primary: Govs Trim Aspirants To Three, Other Live Updates
APC Presidential Primary: Govs Trim Aspirants To Three, Other Live Updates

APC Presidential Primary: Govs Trim Aspirants To Three, Other Live Updates

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The All Progressives Congress, APC governors have trimmed the list of proposed presidential aspirants to three to be in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on the actualisation of a consensus candidate.

Those initially proposed were Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Rotimi Amaechi; Governor Kayode Fayemi and Governor Dave Umahi.

After a fresh deliberation among the governors, the list was reduced to three aspirants with Tinubu, Osibanjo and Amaechi making the new list.

Meanwhile, the development has been rejected by some of the affected candidates (Governors, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Yahaya Bello of Kogi) who opined that the decision is not binding on them.

Aspirants, particularly, are kicking, saying that they are still in the race.

In his reaction, Yahaya Bello warned the party against excluding his name on the ballot for the scheduled convention to pick the party’s presidential flag bearer for the 2023 election, saying the decision will be a recipe for trouble.

The Kogi state governor alleged a gang up against him by the APC northern governors and some elite whom he alleged have conspired against him.

Speaking to newsmen Tuesday after he met behind closed doors with the President in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Bello said that the APC will retain power at the center only if the stakeholders play by the rules.

“Getting into the arena today, I will win overwhelmingly if the process is credible,” Bello said.

Trending For You On Twitter

Furthermore, Prime Business Africa has surfed Twitter and brought you some trending hashtags on the ongoing Primary. While you shuttle from the microblog to the Prime Business website, you can take a look if only for the interesting banters therein. The hashtags include:






APC Presidential Primary: Delegate Slumps, Dies

In another development, a delegate at the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Jigawa State, Isah Baba-Buji, slumped and died while taking his breakfast on Tuesday in Abuja.

The APC spokesperson in Jigawa, Bashir Kundu, confirmed the incident to reporters in Jigawa. He said the official was pronounced dead while taking his breakfast and preparing to move to the venue of the party convention.

Mr Kundu said Mr Baba-Buji’s body was being prepared to be conveyed back to Jigawa State for burial rites.

Mr Baba-Buji was the APC vice chairman for Jigawa Southwest.


More details about the primary coming up… please check back.



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