Too late for APC to pick consensus candidate – Atiku


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and one of the presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, has stated that it is ‘too late’ for the party to adopt a consensus candidate for next year’s presidential election.

Abubakar, who stated this while speaking to journalists in Bauchi on Sunday, said “It is too late for the party to think of holding a consensus forum for its presidential aspirants but rather, it should conduct a delegate conference where we will fight it out.”

According to him, it is one of the tenets of best practices in democracy for candidates to be allowed to test their popularity.

Commenting on his relationship with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Abubakar said they have a good relationship.

“In spite of my disagreement with Obasanjo on political ground, there is personal cordial relationship between us; I visited him last week at his Ota Farm,” he said.

Atiku held a closed-door meeting with APC stakeholders in Bauchi as the party prepares for its primaries set to hold next month.

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  1. The best form of consensus is free and fair political contest and i think that will be the best option formthe APC,so that the best candidate will emerge.

  2. Atiku is very correct. This is not time for any of the aspirants to be thinking of the easy way out but time for all to be on the final lap of the campaign with the people and hope for the best result possible.
    I have no doubt that my preferred candidate Atiku Abubakar will emerge winner and become the party’s flag bearer because he is very prepared and experience for the task ahead and I believe he will do very well if we give him our mandate come 2015.
    His popularity is cut across the entire country as any true leader should and with him CHANGE is sure. #ANigeriaForAll.


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