At last, the cat is out of the bag. President Muhammadu Buhari’s osely guarded secret of whom is his preferred candidate for the the All Progressives Congress in 2023 election iss out.
It is the incumbent Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.
The National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, announced him as its consensus presidential aspirant for its presidential primaries on Monday in Abuja.
Adamu spoke at a meeting of the National Working Committee.
Other aspirants, including Asiwaju Bola Ahmed 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 on Tuesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
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.
As at press time, Buhari was also meeting with Northern Governors at the Presidential Villa.