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  • Buhari has cleared air on annointing Lawan As consensus candidate. 

THE NATION REPORTERS reports that the President Muhammadu Buhari has denied anointing any presidential candidate.

The president was said to make this known during a meeting with Nothern governors on Monday.

Speaking on behalf of the governors, Simon Lalong of Plateau State, said the president clarified that he has no consensus candidate for now.

Recall that thr Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Abdullahi Adamu has announced Senate president Ahmad Lawan as APC consensus presidential candidate.

Adamu told the NWC that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after consultation with President Buhari.

Speaking on behalf of the governors, Simon Lalong of Plateau State, said the president clarified that he has no consensus candidate for now.

 

He said: “We sat down in the last few days and took a decision and gave an advisory. While we were on our way to advise the president, part of our discussion leaked out.

“Mr President being a democrat insisted on listening to us. So, he granted us the opportunity today. Our meeting today is to reaffirm our position.

“We apologised to him that the statement was made by all of us.

“Mr Presidesnt was happy with our decision. Mr President believes in a democratic process;n that every candidate must emerge through a transparent process.

“The emphasis Mr president made was that for now, there is no anointed candidate, and therefore directed that the Progressive Governors Forum should meet with the National Working Committee of the party to agree.”


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