APC - Three aspirants are named as consensus candidates in the South West.


South-West aspirants simplified their option of consensus to three candidates on Sunday, ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention to choose the flag bearer for the 2023 presidential election.

The Southwest aspirants met on Saturday around 8 p.m. at the Abuja home of former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, to discuss unity and reach a possible consensus ahead of the primary election, according to the Sunday Independent.

The leadership of the South-West zone urged four aspirants to step down during the meeting, which began around 10 p.m. on Saturday and ended around 1 a.m. on Sunday, to give the zone a better chance during the election.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, APC stalwart Bola Tinubu, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, former Ogun State governor Ibikunle Amosun, Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, Ajayi Boroffice, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, and Lagos cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare are among those attending the meeting.

Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), and Rotimi Akeredolu (Osun) are also in attendance (Ondo). Some ministers from the South-West are anticipated to attend the meeting.

Senators Ajayi Boroffice, Tunde Bakare, and Dimeji Bankole were reportedly strongly advised to resign due to their minimal campaign actions for the presidency. Senator Ibikunle Amosun was requested to resign as well.

According to a reliable source, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the APC, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of the APC, and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State have been chosen as the three candidates from the South-West.

The meeting will continue on Sunday afternoon, or much later, depending on how things go, according to the source.

This comes just hours after President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed a power rotation to the south in the general elections of 2023.

The President said this at an Aso Rock Villa dinner with presidential hopefuls from the All Progressives Congress (APC).


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