Mohammed Abba-Aji, a former executive secretary of North East governor’s forum, has described the reports making the rounds that Goodluck Jonathan is being considered as possible presidential consensus candidate for the party ahead of 2023 as “fake news.”
The elder statesman who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke on Arise TV news programme on yesterday, and insisted that no such plan exists anywhere in the APC.
Abba-Aji noted that Jonathan is not even listed among presidential aspirants fot screening.
Commenting on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary that produced Atiku Abubakar, Abba-Aji said it was the right for the party to cede its presidential ticket to the North.
He emphasized that the North has only had two years of PDP’s 16 years of power.
Conversely, he argued that the APC should cede its presidential candidate to the south since the north would have held power under its platform for eight years by 2023.
Among the three southern zones, he said it should go to the South West which according to him, has given the party more votes than South South and South East combined, with Yemi Osibanjo, the vice president as his preferred choice.