Aspirants from the South East are currently in a closed-door meeting in preparation for the next presidential primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), scheduled for the following Sunday.
Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, is hosting a closed-door meeting at his private residence in Abuja at approximately 3:45 p.m.
Although the subject of the meeting has not yet been made public, an Okorocha aide who did not want his name published informed Daily Trust that the meeting was focused on selecting a consensus candidate from the zone’s hopefuls.
“South East is determined to produce the President of the United States this time around. Our leaders are compelled to hold this meeting in order to find common ground. “I can tell you that the zone will put out a candidate who is acceptable on a national level,” the aide said.
Former Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu, former Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba, former Senate President Ken Nnamani, Okorocha, and the sole female contestant Uju Ohanenye were in attendance.
The governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, who is also vying for the position and was due to attend the meeting, had not arrived as of the time of reporting this story.
According to Shauntv, the ruling APC is currently considering opting for consensus among the presidential candidates who have filed nomination papers and are vying for the nation’s highest office.