Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been reported to be the two aspirants on the trimmed list of the party, as they headed into the voting process of the primaries.
Kabiru Gaya, the Senator representing the Kano South Constituency under the party, made this claim regarding Tinubu and Osinbajo, during an interview at the Abuja convention ground of the primaries.
The lawmaker noted that;
They are still at the process and during conventions like this, decisions are taken at the last minute and people eventually accept. All I know that the Presidency should go to the South in order to have a Northern Vice-President.
When we had President Buhari from North, it is natural for power to shift to the South which would entrench the faith within the Nigerians.
Any decisions have merits and demerits and the former must outright the latter which is that the Presidency must go to the South.
On the two candidates, we have Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Bola Ahmed Tinubu regarding the Southern Presidency. I am aware three aspirants have stepped down for Osinbajo.
The aspirants will address the delegates and people on the reason they stepped down.
Earlier, All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu; following reports about the imposition of the candidacy of Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
Lawan is one of the frontline aspirants aiming to emerge victorious at the party’s primaries today.
Musawa Hannatu, Secretary, APC Presidential Screening Committee, disclosed the situation of things on Tuesday, June 6, during an interview on Arise TV.
According to Hannatu, the APC National Chairman is an honourable politician who will never act at variance with the principles of the ruling party.
She further stated that the media reports about the imposition of Lawan are untrue.
However, the Chairman and the party are yet to issue an official statement to that effect.