President Muhammadu Buhari has stated the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) must reflect all the values and virtues of the party.
Naija News reports that the ruling party will hold its Special National convention to pick its presidential candidate on June 6 and 7 at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
It is understood that 23 aspirants are contesting to emerge as the Presidential candidate of the ruling party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Buhari disclosed that the APC flagbearer should be the one that would give the Nigerian masses a sense of victory and confidence even before the elections.
The President added that the party’s candidate must be the one that can assure the party of victory in the upcoming polls.
A statement released by the Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, said Buhari made this known at a meeting with APC Governors and the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday.
The aspirants contesting for the APC ticket are former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former governor of Zamfara State, Sani Yerima; former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, Popular Pastor, Tunde Bakare; former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba and Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State.
Others are a US-based pastor, Felix Nicholas; former Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun; Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State, a serving senator, Ajayi Borroffice; f former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; former Senate President Ken Nnamani; Governor of Cross Rivers State, Ben Ayade.
Also in the race are Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, a business mogul, Tein Jack-Rich, former Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, former Minister of Information, Ikeobasi Mokelu; Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
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