Plot To Adopt Lawan, Retain Presidency In North Hits Brick Wall

By Thewill News Media

With just about a week to the presidential primary of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), it is very clear that some influential figures in the party can no longer hide their preference for a presidential candidate from the North in the 2023 general election even as pressure mounts on the party to cede the ticket to the Southern part of the country.

As the high-wire politicking becomes intense ahead of the primary, indications have emerged that the bloc is presently having a hard time selling the candidature of Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, who is from Gashua, Yobe State, North East, as their preferred candidate, to other powerful interests in the party, including President Muhammadu Buhari.

THEWILL Newspaper's cover story for the week, titled, APC PRESIDENTIAL TICKET: Plot to Adopt Lawan, Retain Presidency in North Hits Brick Wall, looks at how some influential governors in the party are currently opposed to the plan to impose Lawan, a move that is backed by APC chairman, Abdullahi Adamu; Imo State governor , Hope Uzodinma; Senator Uzor Orji Kalu and others. The story examines the intrigues and power play involved as a Southern aspirant, Rotimi Amaechi, who is the immediate past Minister of Transportation, now appears to be the preferred successor to President Buhari.

On our backpage, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Austyn Ogannah, in a piece titled, Beyond Banning Okada in Our Towns, writes on the mob mentality of commercial motorcyclists in the country and in Lagos especially as well as their penchant to resort to jungle justice at the first sign of slight. He notes that the danger of such an illegality is immediately apparent, saying there cannot be a society of law and order where a group can snuff out the life of a citizen without recourse to the extant laws of the land.

DOWNTOWN, the colourful all-gloss lifestyle and culture magazine of THEWILL, in its fully digital version this week, features on its cover, Bukky George-Taylor, who has been aptly described as the 'Queen of PR' as the co-founder of the lifestyle app; CRAWL, which shows the hottest places to visit in Nigeria, shares her experience in the tourism business as well as other ventures she's presently involved in.

As always, our edition for this week is loaded; so relax and enjoy our exciting package. Get a copy from this Sunday and through the week nationwide at newsstands. Digital copies are available on: / / ISSUU.COM and PRESSREADER.COM

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