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APC Governors Meeting On Consensus Presidential Candidate Ends In Deadlock

by Yvonne ONUAH

The meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors held on Tuesday evening with respect to the demand of President Muhammadu Buhari to pick his successor has ended in a deadlock.

The Progressives Governors met minutes after Presidential Buhari held a meeting with them in Abuja,

President Buhari during the meeting had the governors that he would like to pick his successor, calling on the governors to support him.

One of the governors who spoke with Premium Times said the Governors could not agree on how to implement the president’s request.

The governor said, “We believe the president has not settled for any particular person and that is why some governors felt the best thing to do was to nominate two of us (one each from the north and south) to the president for consideration.”

The Northern Governors argued that no Southern Governor could defeat the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

It was gathered that the view of the Northern Governor angered some southern governors.

Some of the southern governors also argued that the nominees do not have to be state governors.

The position was pushed by governors loyal to some southern presidential candidates such as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and ex-Lagos governor Bola Tinubu.

The governors could not agree and resolved to end the meeting and reconvene at 8 p.m.

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