APC Presidential Primary: Tinubu, Osinbajo, other South-West aspirants meet

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirants from the South-West and key stakeholders met in Abuja on Saturday.

The meeting snowballed into Sunday morning.

The seven presidential aspirants from the South-West are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; APC stalwart, Bola Tinubu; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; former Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun; Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, Ajayi Boroffice; a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; and fiery Lagos cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare.

Details of the meeting could not be gotten as of the time of filing this report.

This is coming after APC governors from the Northern part of the country backed the transfer of power to the South.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the governors on Saturday night in Abuja.

The Northern governors also asked aspirants from the northern region to withdraw.

Among the governors who signed a communique issued after the meeting are Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State; Abubakar Sani Bello, Niger; Abdullahi Sule, Nasarawa; Prof. Umara Zulum, Borno; Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna; Muhammad Yahaya, Gombe; and Bello Matawalle, Zamfara State.

Others are Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State; Dr. Umar Ganduje, Kano; Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko.