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2023: APC makes U-turn on zoning hours sooner than presidential primaries

by Good News

….Adamu: Buhari didn’t discuss about zoning with occasion leaders

….Osinbajo, Umahi, and Akpabio reveal stepping down

….Tinubu ‘below power to withdraw from the coast

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) weekend, again, made a U-turn on zoning its presidential mark to the Southern place of Nigeria, factual decrease than 24 hours to the occasion’s national convention the place delegates from right thru the country will elect a presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election. The most neatly-liked backtrack by APC fuels the month-prolonged controversy over zoning of its presidential mark or consensus candidate.

Experiences display hide that highlight is on the occasion on the present time, over the convention scheduled at Eagle Square, Abuja, because the twists and turns that bear characterised the last three weeks would possibly continue hours into the decisive necessary.

While stakeholders had been already reacting to the purported zoning of the presidency to the South, which was as soon as supplied as segment of the of President Muhammadu Buhari’s assembly with aspirants on Saturday evening on the Pronounce Dwelling, it was as soon as an anti-climax, the outdated day, when the APC Nationwide Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, stated that President Buhari has now no longer directed that the occasion’s presidential mark would possibly quiet skedaddle to any particular geopolitical zone of the country.

Spokesperson for the Nationwide Chairman, Muhammad Nata’ala Keffi, in an announcement in Abuja, quoting his necessary, stated that the gathering didn’t discuss about zoning.

Keffi illustrious that such claims had been false, roguish and misleading. He stated the President only suggested the aspirants to invent “a consensus that would possibly support the occasion decrease the amount of aspirants and produce up a ambitious candidate.”

In a assembly with the presidential hopefuls on Saturday evening, Buhari, who asked aspirants to care for shut a ambitious candidate from among themselves, affirmed that he would discuss about it with extra occasion stakeholders.

Details of the caucus assembly had been but to be disclosed at press time last evening.

In the meantime, hours to the graduation of the convention, it had been tales of alignment and ‘stepping downs’, followed by refusals and denials.

Yemi Osinbajo’s Presidential Advertising campaign Council (PYO) the outdated day suggested APC national delegates that the Vice President has now no longer stepped down from the coast.

Experiences within the media had claimed that Southwest aspirants met, the outdated day, in Abuja to deliberate on presenting a consensus candidate for the place.

On the opposite hand, an announcement signed by Richard Akinola, Chairman, PYO Media Council, suggested APC delegates that the trending report was as soon as fraudulent data. He stated, “we implore you to kindly put out of your mind varied fraudulent data making the rounds that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stepped down.

“The purveyors of this fraudulent data are disquieted of the immense political toughen wicked of the Vice President. Please display hide that no such motion is being contemplated. Prof. Osinbajo is the main aspirant, as attested to by the report of the occasion’s screening committee. He is ready for the predominant and extremely obvious of his victory.”

On the opposite hand, it was as soon as gathered that the Nationwide Chief of the occasion, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, is below power to forgo his presidential ambition.

A occasion source, on the weekend, disclosed that President Buhari had last week despatched some occasion leaders to persuade Tinubu to step down within the ardour of the occasion.

It was as soon as gathered that the main aspirant was as soon as mad with the message and suggested the emissaries from the President why he would possibly quiet send them when he would possibly bear called or invited him for such discussion.

The source stated: “Asiwaju was as soon as very offended when they delivered the message. To him, if President Buhari has any reason why he didn’t are searching for to augment him for the mark, there’s nothing scandalous for the President to call him and discuss about it in resolution to working round to block his chances.”

The source stated the disclose of the President and a few other folks round him would possibly bear angered Tinubu all thru his assembly with occasion delegates in Abeokuta, Ogun Pronounce last Thursday.

It was as soon as moreover came right thru that a assembly of occasion leaders convened in Abuja on Saturday evening failed to persuade Tinubu to step down even when it was as soon as stated that there are plans to invent him with a unruffled touchdown because the Nationwide Chief of the occasion.

A source stated: “A gathering was as soon as held on Saturday evening and segment of the agenda was as soon as to persuade Tinubu to step down nevertheless we would possibly now no longer scheme it. A gathering was as soon as held by 3p.m the outdated day, and there was as soon as no consequence, nevertheless one more assembly will withhold on Sunday evening to prune down the amount of aspirants and particularly, to persuade Tinubu now to no longer dare the President.”

In the meantime, both Governor of Ebonyi Pronounce, Dave Umahi and ex-Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has denied stepping down for Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and Tinubu respectively.

In maintaining with the David Umahi Advertising campaign Organisation (DUCO) in an announcement by Orji Uchenna Orji, the Commissioner for Data and Pronounce Orientation, Ebonyi Pronounce, “Chief Umahi never stepped down, nevertheless Lawan only returned a session visit beforehand accorded to him by the governor and that both of them pledged to augment each and every other in tournament of any of them rising because the APC presidential candidate.”

Also, sections of the media had reported that Akpabio had stepped down for Tinubu, nevertheless in an announcement issued the outdated day by the Director, Media and Publicity, Godswill Akpabio Advertising campaign Organisation (GACO), Sylvester Okonkwo, Akpabio stated he remained the aspirant to beat.

The presidential hopeful insisted that he has no reason to withdraw, nor was as soon as he contemplating it, saying it was as soon as the wishful pondering of some mischief makers employed by some politicians to mislead and misdirect his supporters.

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