By Ademola Adeleye, Political Editor
There are no other words to describe the scenario that played out Friday afternoon in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), when the chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu announced Senate President Ahmed Lawan as consensus presidential candidate of the
Adamu made the announcement at the meeting of National Working Committee (NWC) on Monday in Abuja.
Other aspirants, including Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, David Umahi will however, be allowed to contest the primary at the convention holding tomorrow at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
The NWC members insisted other aspirants must be given a level playing ground to compete.
Adamu’s adoption of Lawan as consensus candidate is against the position of 11 APC nothern governors, who endorsed that power must shift to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
Adamu told the National Working Committee that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after consultation with President Buhari.