National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are currently having a meeting at the party secretariat in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are also in attendance.
President Buhari arrived the meeting at 11:19 am., after Osinbajo and other stakeholders arrived. Also in attendance was former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu.
The meeting according to Premium Times will address the type of primaries to be adopted by the APC to select its candidates for the 2019 general elections among other issues.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot lay claim to 12 million votes from the north.
Daily Trust reports that the former minister spoke at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, August 29, where he obtained his nomination form.
Turaki who was represented by his campaign director of publicity, Sola Atere, said President Buhari does not have what it takes to garner so many northern votes again.
He said: “And if you look at a lot of the projects they are laying claim to, they were established by the PDP. This is a government that has been making mistakes at every point in time. Nigerians know all these things. The so-called 12 million voters they are laying claim to would have been reduced.
“Because if you look at the economic situation, where people are complaining that they cannot even have one square meal, how do you expect them to come out and aggravate votes up to 12 million for somebody who has been the architect of their misfortune?”
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