Senator Kabiru Gaya has said that there are ongoing efforts to reduce the list of proposed presidential aspirants in the APC, to two. Gaya said this when he appeared on Channels TV this evening.
According to him, the contest is between Bola Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The Northern governors had proposed Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Rotimi Amaechi; Governor Kayode Fayemi and Governor Dave Umahi as the consensus candidates but after a fresh deliberation, the list was reduced to three aspirants with Tinubu, Osibanjo and Amaechi making the new list.
Speaking during the interview, Gaya said;
“Well, we are still at the process. We know during conventions like this, decision are taken at the last minute and when done at the last minute, people accept that decision.
Yes, we are trying to trim down. All that we know is that the candidate at the presidency should go to the south. And as it is now, it is going to the south, so that we can have a northern vice-president.
If we don’t agree on one person, atleast two or three persons will go to poll. The party wants the aspirants contesting to be reduced to two or even one.
The two are Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, so it comes down to the South West. The party would not simply say they’ve dropped a candidate.
When the process begins, the candidate will mount the podium and tell us if they are stepping down, and who they are stepping down for.”
Watch a video of him speaking below…