Primary: Ambode, Oshiomhole, APC govs in crucial meeting


Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress are currently locked in a crucial meeting behind closed doors. The embattled Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, was also in attendance.

He arrived the Imo State Governors’ Lodge, the venue of the APC governors meeting, at exactly 9:00 pm in a blue agbada.

It was learnt that the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was also at the meeting which started about 7:45 pm.

Although details of the meeting were sketchy as of the time of filing this report, it was gathered that the governors were meeting to deliberate on the issue of the mode of primaries and the composition of the screening committees.

The National Executive Committee of the party had, at its last meeting, settled for the direct mode of primaries while asking the states interested in holding indirect primaries to select their candidates to write to the party leadership.

A decision by some governors and their supporters to select candidates by consensus and indirect primaries had led to protests from some stakeholders, who insisted on the direct primary.

Ambode and the National Leader of the  APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, have been in the news in the past few days over the second term bid of Ambode.

Tinubu had refused to back Ambode’s second term ambition despite pleas by notable people in the state and the country.

Instead, the Tinubu-led Mandate Movement in the Lagos APC had backed Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who obtained his form last Tuesday.

The chairmen of the 57 councils had also declared support for Sanwo-Olu. – Punch

– Sept. 20, 2018 @ 9:39 GMT |

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