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APC: I won’t impose Consensus Candidate, Nigeria President tells Northern Governors



The President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari (Retd) has assured Northern Governors under ruling party APC that a consensus candidate for presidential election won’t be imposed on the party.

While speaking during a meeting with the Governors from Northern part of the country at the Govt house in Abuja explained that the party is significant and its members must be respected to select their candidate.

This was contained in a statement released by Presidential aide, Shehu, titled; “I have appointed no one, there shall no be imposition” says, Mr President.

The president affirmed his position on consensus candidate for the ruling All Progressive Congress before the 14 northern governors that he has no preferred aspirant and he decided to ensure that there is no imposition any candidate on the members of the party

Earlier, President Buhari has discussed with party leadership and other stakeholders on the party primaries and his position on any aspirants.

Also, the National chairman of the ruling party has today announced Ahmed Lawan as party anointed candidate to the public which was debunk by the President.

The governors of Northern state also affirmed their stand by supporting any candidate from the Southern party of the country in the ongoing party primaries in FCT, Abuja