APC convention: aspirants back Adamu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders allegedly find the consensus option of picking the new national executive committee of the party harder than they initially thought.

It seems like the party has to make tough agreements on who would occupy many of the positions.

As at press time, the unity list which Governor Abudulahi Sule of Nasarawa State said the party leadership was working on to pick consensus candidates was far from ready.

Governors elected on the platform of the party and other caucuses, remained locked in marathon meetings trying to reach agreements yesterday.

It took the persuasive skills of four governors: Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos State), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) to convince six chairmanship aspirants to step down for ex-Governor Abdulahi Adamu, the anointed candidate of President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, emerged the favourite for the position of National Secretary following his endorsement by the Southwest caucus, just as was Victor Giadom (Rivers State) for the National Vice Chairman.

A top source said: “APC leaders have not been able to come up with a Unity List because of wrangling in some geopolitical zones.

“Some governors are uncomfortable with some forces allegedly breathing down on them. The interest of the presidency in five key positions has made negotiations difficult. These governors are saying that the presidency cannot have the key posts.



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