Buhari asks APC presidential hopefuls to seek consensus

buhari asks apc presidential hopefuls to seek consensus
buhari asks apc presidential hopefuls to seek consensus

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidates to work towards consensus.

Saturday evening, when hosting them at the presidential house in Abuja, the president remarked this.

Buhari advised the presidential candidates to reach consensus prior to the ruling party’s primary election, scheduled for June 6-8, 2022.

He stated that the party must choose a formidable APC candidate for the 2023 elections.

“I would like to remind you that our choice of flag bearer must be formidable, appealing to the people as a whole, and with the ability to unite the nation and address our most pressing concerns.”

“Prior to the Convention, the party apparatus evaluated all candidates and judged them to be exceedingly qualified. Recognizing this, the Screening Committee has, among other recommendations, suggested intensifying consensus building through consultation.

“Without prejudice to your qualifications, I urge you all to speak amongst yourself and with the party in order to establish a consensus that will assist the party in reducing the number of hopefuls, presenting a formidable candidate, and reducing the worry of party members.”

In the interest of the nation and the party, the President assured that he would continue to provide effective leadership during the transition processes and ongoing consultations “until we successfully select the candidate who will fly the party’s flag in the upcoming presidential elections and strengthen the party. I request your assistance with this really vital responsibility.”

Previously, the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, had stated that the consultation process will include all party stakeholders.

On behalf of the aspirants, former Governor of old Abia State and former Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State, and Vice President, ‘Yemi Osinbajo, thanked the President for his leadership and guidance and pledged to hold consultations “for the unity and strength of our party, the APC.”

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