APC NEC meeting
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ruled out using a consensus process to select its presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general election on Wednesday.
The party, on the other hand, claimed that its presidential candidate would be chosen in an indirect primary.
The decision was made at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja during the party's 11th National Executive Committee meeting.
This follows reports that several governors elected on the party's platform rejected using the consensus mechanism to choose the party's presidential and gubernatorial candidates in the 2023 general elections.
THEGAZETTENGR has learned that the governor expressed his position in a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa.
The governors, who were at the residence to break the Ramadan fast with the president, were said to have rejected the concept of selecting candidates for various elected offices by consensus.
In the 2023 general elections, the progressive governor's forum advised the President and the party leadership to use indirect primaries to select candidates for various elective offices.