2015: APC Govs Back ConsensusCandidate

Ahead of the 2015 general election,
Governors of the All Progressives Congress,
APC, on Wednesday pledged their support for
the use of consensus method in choosing the
presidential as well as other candidates of
the party.
The Governors, who made their position
known under the aegis of Progressives
Governors Forum, declared that neither the
party nor the forum had endorsed any
candidate for elective office.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Imo
State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha while
addressing journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara
State capital, said the forum was in support
of consensus method of choosing candidates
so long as there was no imposition of
candidates.
He added that in the event of not arriving at
a consensus candidate, the party would then
go for credible and transparent primaries.
Okorocha said, “On consensus, our forum is
in full support of consensus as one of the
ways to produce our presidential candidate
or any candidate in the party for as long as
it is done with regards for internal
democracy. There will be no imposition of
candidate in our party.
“Our Forum has not adopted any candidate
neither has the Governors’ Forum adopted
any candidate but we shall encourage
consensus and dialogue within the
leadership of the party and aspirants to see
how we come up with a candidate. But
where that is not possible, like true
progressives, we shall have a free and fair
primaries from the APC”.
Okorocha also decried the dwindling revenue
accruing to the states, saying the situation
had become so terrible that some states
were finding it difficult to pay their workers’
salaries.
He said the forum planned to meet with
President Goodluck Jonathan on the issue
and pleaded with him to grant them
audience.

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