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    Kperogi Reacts As Adamu Announces Lawan As APCconsensus Candidate

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    Jun 6, 2022

    Controversial columnist, Farooq Kperogi has reacted to the purported emergence of Senate President Ahmed Lawan as the consensus presidential candidate of the APC.

    Naija News earlier reported that the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, had announced Lawan as the consensus presidential candidate of the ruling party.

    He made the announcement at the meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on Monday in Abuja.

    The APC Chairman at the meeting said that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

    He, however, said other presidential aspirants will be allowed to contest the party’s presidential primary election at the Eagle Square, Abuja slated for June 6th to 8th.

    It was gathered that the NWC members rejected the announcement of Lawan as the consensus candidate and insisted other aspirants must be given the chance to compete.

    The announcement of Lawan as the consensus candidate of the party then led to a division among the NWC members.

    Reacting to the development, Kperogi said the emergence of Lawan as the consensus candidate shows that the ruling APC would soon collapse.

    He stated that the APC cannot win the 2023 presidential election following the emergence of Lawan as the party’s flagbearer.

    Kperogi disclosed that the 2023 election would be between the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and the Labor Party’s Peter Obi.

    He said: “Several newspapers, including Tinubu’s paper, have reported APC chairman Adamu as saying that Ahmed Lawan is APC’s consensus candidate! If this decision holds, APC would officially be a dead party. The 2023 election would be between PDP’s Atiku Abubakar & Labor Party’s Peter Obi.

    This article was originally published on Naija News

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