JUST IN: APC NWC members divided over announcement of Lawan as consensus candidate
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress is split on whether the party should nominate a consensus presidential candidate.
Members of the NWC convened on Tuesday, according to Naijacrawl, in accordance with President Muhammadu Buhari's (retd.) direction that a consensus candidate be chosen following deliberation.
A candidate was announced as Buhari's candidate during the meeting, but members of the NWC booted him out.
Ahmed Lawan was named as the consensus candidate, according to a member of the NWC.
Other members, he claimed, fought back, causing a schism among the NWC members.
One of us might step down - Osibanjo Hints on Consensus Candidate
Yesterday in Osogbo the State of Osun capital city, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo disclosed that the Southwest leaders and elders will soon reach consensus on producing a President aspirant for the zone ahead of the 2023 presidential election and that many of them might step down for the consensus candidate.He said consultation is ongoing daily and he is optimistic that the region may reach agreement soon over the differences among the contestantsThe Vice...
Kogi APC battles Ganduje-led NWC, rejects replacement of resigned national, zonal officers
The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports that the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary and the former Zonal Organising Secretary, who both left the party, have been replaced by the party's National Working Committee, which is led by Abdullahi Ganduje.The names of the replaced party officials that were circulated on Thursday, according to a statement signed by the APC chairman in Kogi State, Hon. Abdullahi Bello, did not come from the st...
Disquiet in Ondo as Dep Gov allegedly moves against Akeredolu, exco divided
Tension has gripped members of the Ondo State Executive Council over the alleged move by the deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to challenge his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for the governorship seat following speculations of ill health.According to sources within the cabinet, the governor has become aware of the deputy governor’s alleged lack of loyalty and has grown increasingly uncomfortable with his purported ambition.Although the deputy governor has ye...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.