All Progressives Congress, APC governors have submitted names of five presidential aspirants from the South to President Muhammadu Buhari for him to select a consensus candidate from.
The governors submitted the names in the early hours of Tuesday, in time to enable the president to make a suitable choice before the commencement of the party’s special convention.
The names submitted included that of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti State), Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister of Transportation, and Governor Dave Umahi (Ebonyi State).
The governors had after meeting with the President said they will return to the villa after meeting with the party’s National Working Committee(NWC) and other stakeholders.
“They picked one from South-East, one from South-South and three from South-West geopolitical zones in line with their position that power should shift to the South,” he said.
The president is expected to pick from the list.
The presidential primary of the party holds today and recall that the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan was named as the consensus candidate by the National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) recalls this was, however, punctured by the presidency after Buhari denied he never endorsed any candidate rather he advised the governors to liase with NWC.
NWC also disowned chairman of APC, Abdullahi Adamu who earlier announced Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the party’s consensus candidate.