A former Governor of Kano state, Senator Kabiru Gaya has revealed that the list of presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress APC, have been trimmed down to 2 by the party’s stakeholders.
Gaya who did not mention how and where the stakeholders arrived the decision, maintained that the contention was now between Osinbajo and Tinubu.
The Chairman of the Progressive Project TPP, an umbrella organization for all pro-Osinbajo support groups disclosed this in an interview on TV.
In his words: “They (stakeholders) are still in the process of negotiation. You know during conventions or congresses like this, decisions are taken by the aspirants and even at the last minute, people are still taking decisions. They are trying to trim down.
“All I know is that we believe that the Presidency should go to the South and finally we have agreed to that now so that we can have a northern running mate and win the election.
“I believe that in the next few hours, we shall come to a conclusion on one person.
“On the number of aspirants, we have Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The whole thing comes down to the Southwest. The party would not simply say they have dropped any aspirant but I am aware that three aspirants including Senator Ken Nnamani have stepped down for the vice president. The other two I cannot immediately recall their names now but I think that will be announced later”, he stated.
Speaking on zoning, Gaya said that in order to make Nigerians believe that APC is a party for all and not a regional or sectional party, power should shift to the South.