As the governing All Progressive Congress (APC) holds its national convention, governors from the northern region of the country are opposing the alleged acceptance of Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the party’s consensus presidential flagbearer.
According to a source close to one of the governors, Lawan cannot be imposed on the northern governors to adopt at the election of the party’s flagbearer.
Adamu, who refuted the widely known belief that the party had decided to zone the high seat of the president to the South, stated that the party chose Lawan after consulting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The selection of Lawan coincided with the Northern governors’ meeting with President Buhari to discuss the acceptance of the party’s consensus candidate.
According to an unnamed source, the governors would undoubtedly persuade President Buhari to stick to their former position on the necessity to rotate power to the South in order to guarantee fairness and justice in the polity.
“You can be certain that we will hold an elective convention.” That is exactly what the delegates desire. “After their prior resolution for power shift to the south, the governors would not agree to implement Lawan,” the source said.
Attempts to contact the party’s spokesperson, Felix Morka, about the alleged support of Lawan by the party were futile because he did not answer.
Members of the APC national working committee (NWC) who reject Lawan’s adoption are said to have urged the holding of an elective convention in which delegates would be able to vote for any of the presidential hopefuls of their choosing.