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One of the frontline aspirants for the position of national chairman in the March 26 National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Senator Tanko al-Makura, has said that there was no veracity in the purported endorsement of one of the aspirants to the seat as a consensus candidate.
Senator al-Makura, who was the immediate-past governor of Nasarawa State, said Presiden Buhari is known for his uprightness and passion for due process, adding that anything from the president must come through due process and not unnamed sources.
Recall that sources at a meeting President Buhari had with governors before he left Abuja to attend the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) at 50 in Nairobi, Kenya, had said that some APC governors’ requested him to change his mind on his preference for Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, who is also a former governor of Nasarawa State, met a brick wall.
Al-Makura, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, yesterday, said the report that Buhari has endorsed a candidate was a speculation.
Asked why he was optimistic that he will emerge as the candidate of choice, Senator al-Makura said it will be a disservice if, as a committed member of APC, he fails to show interest in leading the party so that he’ll be able to add value to the administration of the party.
Although other aspirants have reportedly withdrawn to favour the president’s anointed candidate, al-Makura has continued to intensify his campaign for the position.