The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly announced Senate President Ahmed Lawan as their consensus presidential aspirant.
The announcement was made by the APC national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, according to The Nation.
Adamu was said to have made the announcement at the meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) on Monday in Abuja.
However, other aspirants including Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Dr. Kayode Fayemi and David Umahi, among others will be allowed to contest the primary at the convention holding tomorrow at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
It was learned that the NWC members insisted other aspirants must be given a level playing ground to compete.
The adoption of Lawan by Adamu as consensus candidate is contrary to the position of 11 APC northern Governors, who endorsed that power must shift to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
Adamu informed the National Working Committee that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after consultation with President Buhari.