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APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by ArewaNorth: 8:21am On Jun 02
Chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are in frenzy over the choice of the party’s presidential flag bearer as major stakeholders engage in horse-trading ahead of the national convention of the party slated for June 6, 7 and 8.

President Muhammadu Buhari while addressing a meeting of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) on Tuesday had asked the 22 governors of the party to support his bid to pick his own successor.

“In keeping with the established internal policies of the party and as we approach the convention in a few days, therefore, I wish to solicit the reciprocity and support of the governors and other stakeholders in picking my successor, who would fly the flag of our party for election into the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023,” he told the governors during the short meeting.

Sources at the meeting said the president left the attendees in the dark regarding who his preferred choice was, creating confusion among the ranks of governors and other chieftains of the party.

Since the meeting with Buhari, the APC governors are locked in a series of meetings first with the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and among themselves with the intent of aligning their position towards agreeing on a consensus arrangement.

Daily Trust gathered that the primary interest of most of the governors is to have the next president emerge from their crop though that position is being countered by those pushing the candidacy of persons that are not governors at present.

Five sitting governors are in the race for the party’s ticket. They are Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), David Umahi (Ebonyi), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa).

But despite the number of the governors in the race, the majority of their colleagues are rooting for candidates from outside their crops.

With Buhari finally declaring interest in who succeeds him, after months of waiting and speculations, the permutations are said to be changing with stakeholders holding meetings to strategise on how to win the president’s endorsement for their candidates.

Presidential aides and members of the president’s family are said to be lobbied by all aspirants to help market them to the president before he takes a final decision on the matter.

Insider sources said Buhari was weighing options with support from a small team of persons close to him led by his nephew, Malam Mamman Daura.

But the intense lobby, Daily Trust gathered, is polarising the Presidency and persons close to the president who are pitching their tents in the camps of different aspirants.

There were speculations on Wednesday from different camps with promoters who were upbeat about Buhari’s endorsement of their respective principals.

Sources in the power cycle in Abuja made claims and counter-claims about having the nod of the president for the ticket.

A section of the Presidency rooting for erstwhile Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, was said to be hopeful that with the exit of former President Goodluck Jonathan from the race, the coast was now clear for their man.

Daily Trust gathered that Amaechi’s men at the Presidency, who had paired him up with a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, were making last minute push for the former Rivers governor who twice headed Buhari’s presidential campaign. Amaechi is known to be close to the influential Personal Assistant of the president, Sabiu Abdullahi (alias Tunde).

But a chieftain of the APC close to a former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said they were hopeful of the Buhari’s endorsement as they were assured by persons close to the president.

At least two persons close to the president are known to be rooting for Tinubu. They are Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties, Alhaji Yau Darazo. Darazo had participated in Tinubu’s campaign trips to some states including the last trip to Cross River on Wednesday.

Tinubu is also believed to have the majority of the APC governors on his side.

The campaign team of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has also remained hopeful of the president’s endorsement and counting on some powerful persons in the presidency for the final push.

The Osinbajo team is said to be buoyed by recent warming up to the vice president by the president’s nephew, Sabiu Abdullahi.

Promoters of the Senate President Ahmad Lawan were also confident that their man would get the coveted support of the president.

Lawan’s aspiration is said to be having the backing of Buhari’s older nephew Mamman Daura.

As of the time of filing this report, party caucuses, groups of governors and campaign structures were holding different meetings ahead of Buhari’s return to the country on Friday. The president is expected to meet again with the governors and other stakeholders to unveil his preferred choice on his return.

The ruling party’s major dilemma, according to insiders, was how to navigate the tight rope of tabling an acceptable candidate without having an implosion within its ranks.

https://dailytrust.com/apc-presidential-primary-confusion-horse-trading-among-govs-aspirants-camps

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by Frigga13: 8:24am On Jun 02
After all this noise Apc should give Tinubu ticket
Tinubu must be on ballot
Must

Power to the people
North 2023

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by Penguin2: 8:32am On Jun 02
Frigga13:
After all this noise Apc should give Tinubu ticket
Tinubu must be on ballot
Must

Power to the people
North 2023

grin

What is sweeting me in all this is that Peter Obi will be on the ballot for 2023 but Tinubu and Wike will not grin

Those are two lord and savior of Afonjazeez urchins.

Life no truly balance sha

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by Thinkam: 8:46am On Jun 02
Make una select any failure, Nigerians will surely vote am.

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by donjazet(m): 8:53am On Jun 02
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsgAVwiJ5qI
Vote labour party

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by WonderManly(m): 8:54am On Jun 02
You see them now...

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by SensualMan: 8:55am On Jun 02
All I know is that I WILL NOT TAKE IT.

I WILL NOT TAKE IT!


Tinubu can NEVER become the President of Nigeria!

I WILL NEVER TAKE IT!

The way Abiola was dealt with in 1993, there was only chaos in tiny lagos compared to the massive Nigeria.

Tinubu will only mobilise his Urchins to cause chaos in lagos as usual, it is expected, we anticipate it. Truth is he has been denied the ticket tongue

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by DamianX: 8:55am On Jun 02
Frigga13:
After all this noise Apc should give Tinubu ticket
Tinubu must be on ballot
Must

Power to the people
North 2023


Is that his birth right?
There are more worthy people that deserve the ticket than the druggie

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by updatechange(m): 8:55am On Jun 02
Whatever
Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by money121(m): 8:55am On Jun 02
Ok
Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by Chanchit: 8:55am On Jun 02
Everybody just dey write wetin dem like as if Buhari na God.

If e sure for am he go don talk the consensus candidate na.

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by excomarow(m): 8:55am On Jun 02
At the end of all this braggadocios Starboy will prevail

This combo are the best for this our beloved country
Osibanjo/Zulum23

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by Kaydetdynamics: 8:56am On Jun 02
Lets see how it goes
Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by 9jayes: 8:56am On Jun 02
Penguin2:

grin

What is sweeting me in all this is that Peter Obi will be on the ballot for 2023 but Tinubu and Wike will not grin

Those are two lord and savior of Afonjazeez urchins.

Life no truly balance sha

The truth is Peter Obi can’t be president, know dis nd know peace, nobody knows him outside the south.

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by DamianX: 8:57am On Jun 02
Penguin2:

grin

What is sweeting me in all this is that Peter Obi will be on the ballot for 2023 but Tinubu and Wike will not grin

Those are two lord and savior of Afonjazeez urchins.

Life no truly balance sha


You want afonjizzle skullminers to commit suicide kpata kpata. You are wickedy
Hahaha

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by Nobody: 8:57am On Jun 02
Abdulazeez O Abdulrazak is a hopeless thief and a scammer

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by WibusJaga: 8:57am On Jun 02
All these will end in less than a week. Lest wait & see.
Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by Flaago: 8:58am On Jun 02
Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by deeva2: 9:00am On Jun 02
PDP will gladly leverage on APC mistake and error to win the presidential election.
Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by mach7(m): 9:00am On Jun 02
Let's watch as it unfolds
Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by Coronavirus1: 9:03am On Jun 02
APC Confuse party Evil Party Criminal Party
Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by zicoraads: 9:03am On Jun 02
It's either Osinbajo or nothing.
Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by OduduaDefender(m): 9:04am On Jun 02
All this is mere speculation.
I have never seen a group of people as confused as these APC people.
Anyway, for me o, Osinbajo or Peter Obi.
The ancestors should go home and stay with their grandchildren.

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Re: APC Presidential Primary: Confusion, Horse-Trading Among Govs, Aspirants’ Camps by AutoReportNG: 9:05am On Jun 02
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