11th November, 2014
Lagos State governorship aspirants under the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, have agreed to go for pimary to decide who gets the party’s ticket for the 2015 governorship contest.
This followed a meeting the aspirants had with the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Sources at the meeting told P.M.NEWS that Tinubu assured all the aspirants that the party will not adopt a consensus candidate in the selection of its governorship candidate.
There are at least 11 governorship aspirants vying for the governorship ticket of the APC in Lagos. Some of them are Akinwunmi Ambode, Obafemi Hamzat, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Ganiyu Solomon, Leke Pitan and Tunde Disu.
P.M.NEWS gathered that all the governorship aspirants will contest the party’s governorship primary on 3 December to select the party’s standard bearer.
Tinubu met with all the governorship aspirants of the party on Sunday at Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos, southwest Nigeria where he told them that the party would allow a fair contest among the governorship aspirants.
A source at the meeting told P.M.NEWS that Tinubu said he is not supporting anybody and would allow the aspirants to face primary in order for the best to emerge among them.
Another source at the meeting added that the former governor said the party would not adopt a consensus candidate to represent the party.
Tinubu was said to have reminded the aspirants that they could not all be governor and they should unite to ensure the party emerged victorious in next year’s polls.
He told them that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, quest to capture Lagos was real and that as such, the party would not tolerate disunity and in-fighting among the aspirants at this crucial period.
Tinubu was also quoted as telling the aspirants that they should stop using his name to confuse people that he was trying to impose a candidate on the party.