The APC presidential primaries ceremony, which will take place in Abuja’s Eagle Square, will see 2,340 delegates line up to vote for their favorite presidential candidate.
Following that, twenty-three candidates came before the APC presidential screening committee, which was chaired by John Odigie-Oyegun, the party’s former chairman.
The nomination and expression of interest forms were chosen by 28 presidential candidates in the run-up to the exercise, but five of them eventually dropped out.
The special convention, which is set to last through Wednesday, has been hampered by squabbles about the presidential ticket’s zoning and consensus candidacy.
While a consensus candidate was supposed to emerge on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari said the party’s presidential flagbearer should be decided by the delegates.
The governors of the APC in the north also advocated for the party’s nominee to come from the south.
Tinubu takes lead as Sorting Begins
As sorting of ballots began this morning, former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu took an early lead in the battle for the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential ticket in 2023.
As organizers of the party’s presidential primary in Eagle Square processed two ballot boxes, Tinubu’s name came up more frequently.
Tinubu is trailed by former Transportation Minister Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who had obtained the backing of six aspirants who stepped down for him before the balloting.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Professor Ajayi Borroffice, Mr Dimeji Bankole, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and Mrs Uju Ohanenye were among those who stood down for Tinubu.
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