Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have recommended five aspirants for today’s presidential primary of the party scheduled to hold today, Tuesday.
Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong, made this disclosure while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
Lalong, the present governor of Plateau State, said the APC is looking toward producing a consensus candidate.
According to him, the governors agreed that a consensus candidate should emerge from Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ex-Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, Governors Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi).
He said, “From our own recommendations, as of this morning, we recommended five people. In alphabetical order, we said Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, John Kayode Fayemi, David Umahi and Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Those are the ones we made recommendations and we said we should put them forward.
“Consensus is possible. Right from yesterday up till today, we have been doing consultations like Mr President said, ‘I give you the opportunity, work on it.’
“The governors and the National Working Committee will continue on that consensus. As of yesterday, we were able to even reduce, made recommendations of about five persons, from 23 to recommendations of about 13 aspirants without disqualifying anybody.
“Within that 13 aspirants that were graded by the Screening Committee, we now looked at it and then recommended, that was jointly done by the Progressive governors and members of the National Working Committee, reducing it to five.”