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APC Presidential Primary: Vote Categorisation Starts; 2340 Delegates Decide Flag Bearer

The All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Primary ongoing at Eagle Square in Abuja, will witness 2,340 delegates queuing to choose their preferred presidential flag bearer.

The APC special convention to elect the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections has progressed enormously and vote sorting and categorisation have also started to determine the next aspirant that would fly the party’s flag against their rival, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

APC Presidential Primary

It would be noteworthy to mention that in the lead-up to the exercise, 28 presidential aspirants had picked the nomination and expression of interest forms, but 5 of them later pulled out.

Also, 23 hopefuls later appeared before the APC presidential screening committee led by the party’s former chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, as the run-up to the special convention, which is billed to run till Wednesday, had been marred by intrigues over the zoning of the presidential ticket and consensus candidacy.

However, while a consensus candidate was said to have emerged on Monday, that is the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, the outcome was rejected by other party members who believed the delegates could handle the election better.

Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari, on his part, said the delegates should be allowed to decide the party’s presidential flag bearer, which the procedure is ongoing as at the time of filing this report.

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