According to reports, governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have allegedly submitted the names of five presidential aspirants to President Buhari to select a consensus candidate.
DailyTrust reports that the governors submitted the names in the early hours of Tuesday, June 6.
According to the report, the names submitted to the President include Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti State), Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister of Transportation, and Governor Dave Umahi (Ebonyi State).
The governors had after meeting with the President said they will return to the villa after meeting with the party’s National Working Committee(NWC) and other stakeholders.
“They picked one from South-East, one from South-South and three from South-West geopolitical zones in line with their position that power should shift to the South”a source said
The source added that the president is expected to pick from the list.
Unconfirmed reports also say a meeting will be held this morning where the aspirants will be further pruned to two so as to make the process of selection easier.
The presidential primary of the party holds in Abuja today, June 7th.