As Faleke picks N100m presidential form on behalf of Tinubu


Abiodun OBA

The All Progressives Congress, is yet to determine where it wants to zone its presidential ticket to.

The Party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, disclosed this to State House Correspondent shortly after he presented the party’s governorship candidate in the forthcoming Ekiti governorship election, Biodun Oyebanji, to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

When asked where the governing party would be zoning its presidential ticket to, Adamu said such a decision is beyond the National Working Committee and is the prerogative of the entire party, which, he acknowledged, is bigger than the chairman.

According to him, “I am today privileged to be the chairman of the party. The party is greater than me. The party has not made a decision and I cannot pre-empt what the party decision will be.”

Adamu was accompanied to the Presidential Villa by the Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Kebbi State governor and Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Atiku Bagudu; and the National Secretary of the APC, Senator Iyiola Omisore.

Meanwhile, James Faleke, the lawmaker representing Ikeja Constituency at the House of Representatives on Friday, picked up the party’s N100 million presidential form on behalf of the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to vie for the primary election.

Also, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu obtained the APC’s N50 million governorship form to qualify him to contest the primary election of the party.

Both Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu were not at the party’s secretariat in Abuja physically.

Faleke was accompanied by Samuel Adejare who represents Agege Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives and a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.

Tinubu is currently in Saudi Arabia to observe the annual Umrah (Lesser Hajj) ritual for Muslims.

He declared his intention to contest the presidency under the APC in January after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

He has since then toured Southwest, some parts of the north and met with key stakeholders to inform them of his decision.

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