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.