Monday June 27, 2022 3:29 PM

Lawan as Consensus Candidate? An expensive joke taken too far by Adamu- Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has slammed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, for announcing the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, as the party’s consensus presidential candidate.

According to him, the act was an expensive joke taken too far.

He said , Adamu “took a flight of fancy and decided to make a pronouncement beyond his competence.”

He added that the APC Chairman’s pronouncement runs contrary to the position of majority of Northern Governors in APC and their counterparts in the South.

Speaking in a statement on Monday evening, he said there was a unanimous agreement on where the next President should come from.

“The office of the President should be contested for by qualified persons from the Southern part of the country if the move to get a consensus candidate fails. There has been no shift from this settled issue,” he maintained.

He noted that anyone  contrary opinion “does so at a personal level,” saying “he is at best embarking on a frolic which reasonable people will consider dangerous.”

“We are grieving but have not forgotten that Power MUST shift to the south. On this we stand,” he stressed.

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