Work on consensus, Buhari tell APC presidential aspirants

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Meeting all presidential aspirants under the All Progressive Congress(APC) President Muhammadu Buhari has urged them to work on consensus in choosing the party’s flag bearer.

Buhari made the plea Saturday night at the presidential villa, Abuja.

“I wish to remind you that our choice of flag bearer must be formidable, appealing to the electorate across the board and should command such ability to unify the country and capacity to address our critical challenges.”

“Ahead of the Convention, the party machinery has screened and found all aspirants eminently qualified. Recognizing this fact, the Screening Committee has, amongst others, recommended that consensus building through consultation, be intensified.

“Without prejudice to your qualifications, I urge all of you to hold consultations amongst yourselves and with the party, with a view to building a consensus in a manner that would help the party reduce the number of aspirants, bring up a formidable candidate and scale down the anxiety of party members.”