Al-Makura, Fayemi Kick Towards Buhari’s Alternative As ‘Unity Listing’ Divides APC
The selection of consensus candidates forward of the nationwide conference of the All Progressives Congress has been met with defiance by some aspirants and political gladiators, POLITICS NIGERIA completely reviews.
This medium had earlier reported President Muhammadu Buhari’s last-minute directive, the place he ordered APC Governors to provide you with a “unity record” of the candidates for all positions forward of the conference.
The President maintained that each one individuals searching for workplace into the Nationwide Working Committee ought to emerge by consensus.
“Your Excellencies. With the conference solely two days away I implore you to come back collectively and kind out all of the remaining celebration positions in order that inside the subsequent 24 hours we will arrive at a unity record which we will take to the conference,” Buhari stated this throughout a gathering with APC governors in Abuja on Wednesday.
POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that of the seven chairmanship aspirants who’ve submitted their types on the celebration secretariat, former Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Adamu, was the President’s alternative.
In accordance with a number of sources, aware of the end result of the assembly to draft the unity record on Thursday, some Governors and aspirants kicked in opposition to the emergence of Adamu.
Our supply, who refused that his identify be printed for safety causes, stated one of many Governors, Ekiti state’s Kayode Fayemi, opposed Adamu’s candidacy.
“Fayemi stated Adamu, who’s 75 years outdated, can’t steer the affairs of the celebration effectively. He stated the youthful era of the celebration will not be in assist of Adamu. The previous Governor then mulled assist for Senator Sani Musa from Niger state,” our supply stated.
It was additionally gathered that whereas different aspirants are already making strikes to step down, one other former Governor of Nasarawa, Tanko Al-makura, has remained against the emergence of Adamu as a consensus candidate.
“Al-Makura is the one one left doing robust head. He stated he received’t enable an Adamu Chairmanship. The assembly yesterday didn’t finish effectively,” stated an aide to one of many Chairmanship aspirants.
When POLITICS NIGERIA contacted John Akpanudoedehe, the Nationwide Secretary, APC Caretaker and Further-ordinary Conference Planning Committee (CECPC), for response, he didn’t decide phone calls or texts put throughout.
Likewise, the aides of Messrs Fayemi and Al-Makura didn’t return POLITICS NIGERIA’s calls on Friday.
However, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has assured that the unity record can be prepared earlier than Saturday’s showdown. Addressing journalists on Thursday, Mr Lawan stated that with a number of conferences happening, the celebration would have achieved consensus in choosing and electing the officers for the celebration.
“The essence of those engagements is for the celebration to realize consensus, and consensus is a course of. It doesn’t simply occur like that.
“So I consider that earlier than we go into the conference sq. on Saturday, we might have a variety of consensus reached and possibly the form of doc that we name or confer with as “unity record’ that’s bringing all of the agreed positions the place consensus has been achieved within the varied sections or geopolitical zones of the nation.”
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