ix aspirants contesting for the position of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have withdrawn from the race.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the six chairmanship aspirants are Sen. Tanko Al-Makura, Sen. George Akume, Abdulaziz Yari, Sen. Sani Musa Muhammed, Comm. Etsu Muhammed and Turaki Salifu Mustapha.
Their withdrawal was contained in a letter Akume addressed to the Chairman of the APC Election Sub-Committee.
According to Akume, withdrawal of the aspirants was prompted by the appeal of President Muhammadu Buhari for aspirants to agree to a consensus arrangement.
The letter reads: “May I kindly refer to the appeal by Mr. President for the Chairmanship aspirants of our great party to agree to a consensus arrangement wherein our colleague H.E. Sen. Abdullahi Adamu is made our consensus candidate for the chairmanship position and forward letters of withdrawal from the under listed aspirants to wit:
“H.E. Sen. Tanko Al-Makura, H.E. Sen. George Akume, H.E. Abdulaziz Yari, Sen. Sani Musa Muhammed, Comm. Etsu Muhammed, Turaki Salifu Mustapha”.