2015: APC Presidential Candidate, Others May Emerge Through Consensus
Amaechi APC rally 1The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it would encourage the emergence of its presidential and other candidates through consensus in the forthcoming 2015 general elections.
The Kaduna State chapter of the party made this known in a statement after stakeholders met with Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso at the weekend.
The party however explained that despite consensus, members would be required to vote in favour or against them.
The statement jointly signed by two of the party's chieftains, Senator Sani Saleh and Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, reads in part; “Based on the directive of the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso convened a meeting attended by senior leaders of the party in Kaduna State.
“The purpose of the consultative meeting was to discuss wide ranging issues in preparation for the ward, local government and state congresses taking place between April 5 and 23.
“In the event of such emergence of consensus candidates, registered party members will still be required to vote 'YES' in favour of the consensus candidate or 'NO.' Where consensus candidate fails to emerge, registered party members will then vote for the candidate of their choice.
”The meeting equally resolved to constitute a committee to coordinate the conduct of the congresses at all levels.
“The committee will be co-chaired by Senator Sani Saleh and Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed. Members of the committee are Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Alhaji Yaro Makama, Alhaji Ahmadu Yaro Coca-Cola, Ambassador Sule Buba, Hajia Binta Muazu, Hon. Joel Giwa Kwasau and Chief Samuel Onyeama, among others.