Ahmed Lawan not APC NWC’s consensus candidate, declares party National Organising Secretary
Members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday rejected the party chairman’s announcement of Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as the party’s consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
The rebuttal came hours after the national chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, announced Lawan as the party’s consensus candidate.
Adamu was widely reported to have said this during the meeting of the NWC on Monday at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
According to him, the choice of Lawan was decided after due consultation with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Some of the NWC members however kicked against the decision, demanding that the party give every aspirant level playing field.
Addressing newsmen in front of the party secretariat in Abuja, the National Organising Secretary of the APC, Suleman Argungu, disclosed that the choice of Lawan was not the decision taken by the party as alleged.
“We want to state that the pronouncement of Lawan as the consensus candidate was the chairman’s opinion and he is entitled to his opinion.
The media briefing also had other members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress in attendance.
They include National Vice Chairman (North-West), Mallam Salihu Lukman, his South West counterpart, Isaac Kekemeke and five other members of the NWC.
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