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Buhari meets APC presidential aspirants; consensus candidate likely

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A consensus presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for next year’s election may emerge anytime from now.

Returning from an extraordinary session of West African leaders in Ghana, the President has fixed a meeting with presidential aspirants of the party for this (Saturday) night starting by 8 o’clock at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting may also have some state governors in attendance.

The President is expected to reveal his preferred presidential candidate at the meeting.

Four days ago, President Buhari had told Governors elected on the platform of the APC to allow him to choose the presidential candidate of the party as they had as well done in their respective states.

In spite of the N100 million charge, 23 party members picked the nomination and expression of interest forms of the party to contest the presidential primary, which is now slated to commence on Monday, 6th June.

But the Chairman of the APC presidential screening committee, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said the number was pruned down to 13.

The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already elected former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate. Atiku was the candidate in 2019.

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