Buhari to meet APC aspirants, announce preferred candidate Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to meet with presidential aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Congress latest Sunday.

The president was allegedly planning a trip to Ghana today (Saturday), without resolving the consensus crisis rocking the party.

A top government official told one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity that the President would return to the country later in the day.

However, the President, who returned from Spain on Friday afternoon, is expected to meet with the aspirants on Saturday night or Sunday.

“The President is expected to travel to Ghana tomorrow (today). After that, he is expected to meet with the aspirants and thereafter reveal his preferred candidate for the party’s ticket,” the source added.

Recall that Buhari had met with the governors of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday ahead of the party’s convention.

The president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the outcome of the meeting known in a statement titled, ‘We must show positive qualities of APC at our convention, President Buhari charges governors’.

During the meeting held at State House, Abuja, Buhari told the governors that decisions that would enable the party to retain power at the center should be taken.



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