APC Primary: Buhari disowns Adamu over Lawan

The camp of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) erupted in confusion yesterday over a purported ‘choice consensus candidate’ of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Twenty-four hours to the party convention, National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu prompted a row when he declared Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the President’s anointed.

He informed the National Working Committee (NWC) of Lawan’s choice during a meeting, but the members rejected the proposal.

Disowning Adamu, they liaised with APC northern governors’ position that power should return to the South.

President Muhammadu Buhari met with the governors, who restated their power shift resolution.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, told the states’ helmsmen that he had “no preferred candidate” and had “anointed no one”.

He said he was determined to ensure that “there shall be no imposition of any candidate on the party”.



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