Prime Business Africa reports that all six All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship aspirants have stepped down for the party’s consensus candidate Senator Abdullahi Adamu at the ongoing National Convention of the party at the Eagle Square Abuja.
A letter by Senator George Akume dated March 25, 2022 and made available to Prime Business Africa said that the action was in deference to President Muhammadu Buhari’s appeal for a consensus arrangement that would see the emergence of Senator Adamu as chairman.
Akume’s letter was addressed to the chairman of the APC Election Sub Committee, National Secretariat Abuja.
This comes as there was fracas at the Eagle Square venue of the Convention. Thugs had tried to take over the venue earlier in the day forcing security operatives at the venue to resort to using teargas to disperse the thugs before normalcy was returned.
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According the letter from the former Benue State Governor, the aspirants have agreed to a consensus arrangement proposed by President Buhari ”wherein our colleague Senator Abdullahi Adamu is made our consensus candidate for the chairmanship position.”
Apart from the cover letter, Senator Akume also forwarded six other letters of withdrawal, including his and those of his colleague contestants.
He , therefore, listed the ”aspirants wit:
- H.E Senator Tanko Al-Makura
- H.E Sen. George Akume
- H.E Abdulaziz Yari
- Sen. Sani Musa Muhammed
- Comm. Etsu Muhammed
- Turaki Salifu Mustapha”.
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