Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has revealed that presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may come up with a consensus candidate to fly the flag of the party today in the 2023 presidential election.
Umahi made this known on Monday morning while speaking on a Channels Television programme.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had earlier reported that President Muhamamdu Buhari has urged the National Advisory Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to “actively” push for a consensus candidate ahead of the party’s presidential primary slated for Tuesday in Abuja
Umahi said, “Well, I see within the next 12 hours and 24 hours that God manifesting himself and a consensus candidate emerge in a very peaceful process and the process that is acceptable to all the aspirants or at least, most of the aspirants.
“Nobody is bigger than the party and we must abide by the rule of the party and that is consensus building and respect for the leadership of the party and Nigerians.”
The presidential aspirant said the northern governors had done well to push for the zoning of the position to the South in the spirit of equity and fairness.
Umahi, therefore, called on aspirants from the southern region to allow the southeast to have it in the same spirit of equity and fairness.
He dismissed the insinuation that some aspirants are more qualified than others, saying the party didn’t set any criteria for aspirants.
The governor said one’s investment in the party would not automatically make one the preferred candidate, calling on the party to hunt for a sellable candidate.
“The party didn’t set any criteria for aspirants. So, I’m surprised when people say one person is a super candidate.
“Nigerians will not be asking how much money you have but how much you have done for the country,” he said.