2023 Presidential hopeful and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has disclosed that a consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may emerge today.
He assured that the consensus candidate would emerge in a very peaceful process which will be acceptable to all the aspirants of the party.
Umahi made the disclosure on Monday during an appearance on a Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily.
The governor urged all the APC Presidential aspirants to abide by the rule of the party and respect the leadership of the party following the consensus arrangement.
He 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.”
Speaking further, Umahi advised the party leadership to select a sellable aspirant as the consensus candidate, saying that there is nothing like a super candidate.
He said a member’s investment in the party would not automatically make one the preferred candidate, adding that the party didn’t set any criteria for aspirants.
“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.
The governor commended the Northern APC governors for supporting the zoning of the Presidential ticket to the Southern region of the country.
Umahi called on aspirants from the South to allow the South East to produce the presidential candidate in the same spirit of equity and fairness.
He, therefore, asserted that he is the candidate to beat at the APC Presidential primary election slated for June 6 to 8.
This article was originally published on Naija News