The ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the party will adopt a consensus candidate for the position of the party chairman in its convention tomorrow in Abuja.
The chairman of the media and publicity sub-committee for the convention and governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule said at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.
The governor said the party prefers the consensus method in electing officials because it creates a “rancour-free” exercise.
Sule said: “We have mentioned over and over, as far as our party is concerned, we have all the three options in our constitution and the number one choice always in our party is consensus because it creates a rancour-free convention.
“The reason being that all stakeholders from the various zone will seat, agree and all aspirants will agree and sign off before you go into the convention. So, our first choice is always consensus and we are still on that first choice.
“However, democracy demands, even the constitution demands that if that doesn’t work, we would go ahead and look at other options. But right now that remains our option — our number one.”
He said the party would surely adopt a unity list, which is why it is adopting the consensus approach.
“If you are talking about consensus, you must have a unity list because that is the whole essence of consensus. If you are having consensus, you have people, aspirants, stakeholders and constituency that have agreed.
“In that case, that name automatically would be adopted. That is the meaning of the unity list. That is how unity list would be put together.”