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APC Governors Reject Lawan, Pick Five Candidates for Presidential Ticket

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As the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention draws closer, some of the aspirants have begun to fall out of the race.

The APC Governors alongside the party’s National Working Committee have now picked out five aspirants for the presidential primaries. They also advised the remaining 17 aspirants to step down.

The five aspirants selected include former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong announced the development on Tuesday morning, adding that the list has been presented to President Buhari.

“The president told us any of these five are qualified to be president and have contributed to the party (APC). He said he is comfortable with any of them,” He said.

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“Our recommendation is to enable us to give direction for the party as we go into the primary. We cannot go with everybody, but in our view, these are the people we think should remain.”

Furthermore, Lalong added that the five recommended aspirants were also advised to hold consultations among themselves to enable them further reduce the number of contestants.

However, the Governor went on to clarify that the other 17 contestants were still free to disagree and contest the primaries. This goes against the apparent choice of the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu who was reported to have chosen Senate President, Ahmed Lawan as the party’s consensus candidate.

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