2023: APC postpones screening as Buhari meets govs, NASS, aspirants
The screening of presidential aspirants by the All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier scheduled for today has been postponed.
This is coming on the heels of meetings President Muhammadu Buhari has scheduled with APC governors, National Assembly caucus and presidential aspirants towards arriving at a consensus presidential candidate for the party.
Daily Sun gathered that the leadership of the APC shifted the screening of presidential aspirants, pending the meetings President Buhari has lined up.
Just as it happened before the recent national convention to pick APC National Chairman, sources revealed that President Buhari is aiming to achieve consensus in the choice of presidential candidate and would, in the meetings, unveil his preferred aspirant.
Sources revealed that the meetings would start with governors, followed by National Assembly caucus and finally the presidential aspirants.
Nobody knows the choice of President Buhari among the aspirants in the race for APC presidential ticket. Sources however revealed that the President, during the last trip abroad, made up his mind on who to support for the ticket and who would be running mate.
It was gathered that President Buhari, after unveiling his choice in the meetings, would push for consensus, just as it happened during the process of picking APC’s National Chairman.
Apparently, reading the writing on the wall, in choice of consensus candidate, a known aspirant from South West is believed to be making arrangements to defect to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) this week to pursue his presidential ambition.