Except another dramatic change happens, Nigerians will not have to wait much longer to know who will emerge as the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential candidate after the primary that will begin in hours.
Before today, Monday, June 6, there have been a lot of underground moves from different power blocs of the party towards picking a consensus candidate despite an agreement that the primary will still be held.
In fact, the journey to the primary has been fraught with battles and even litigations over the number of delegates who will vote at Eagle Square, Abuja, the venue for the primary.
Majorly, the much-awaited primary is a battle for heavyweights like Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
Although a forum of northern APC governors has pledged their support for the emergence of a southern candidate, some influential persons in the ruling party among who is Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu, have settled for Lawan.
All of these are coinciding with calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to name his anointed successor.
Stay glued to this page to get timely updates on what has been termed the make or mar primary of the APC.
Femi Hamzat and Folashade Tinubu-Ojo aka Iya Oloja general celebrating Tinubu’s early lead
The Lagos state deputy governor, Femi Hamzat is out at the Eagle Square, the venue of the APC presidential primary election celebrating the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.
Hamza was caught in a celebration mood alongside, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo aka Iya Oloja general, rejoicing over the early lead of Bola Tinubu at the Lagos state delegates’ pavilion.
APC primary: Counting of ballot begins
Organisers of the APC presidential primary have started counting the votes cast by delegates at Eagle Square, Abuja.
This invariably means the winner of the election will be announced in no time.