BREAKING: South-West APC leaders, aspirants reach consensus on 2023 presidency
The details of the meeting between South-West presidential aspirants and leaders of the All Progressives Congress have emerged.
Part of the outcome of the meeting is a consensus reached by the parties to work towards the emergence APC presidential candidate from South West.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting in Lagos, A former National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, said the South-West APC presidential aspirants, governors and other leaders are united ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The party stalwarts and aspirants also agreed “to talk to themselves and the public with absolute decorum”.
He said, “We are united as we will ensure that the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will come to the South-West.
“We had a fruitful discussion. We also resolved that everybody should maintain absolute decorum because we are united.”
Those present at the meeting included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu; Senator Ibikunle Amosun and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila.
The governors of Lagos, Osun, Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti, Messrs Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Oyetola, Dapo Abiodun, Rotimi Akeredolu and Kayode Fayemi, respectively were also present.
Also present at the meeting were the Ministers of Works and Housing, Trade and Industry and Investment, and Interior, Messrs Babatunde Fashola, Adeniyi Adebayo and Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola respectively.
Other APC leaders at the meeting were Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun; Chief Iyiola Omisore, the APC National Secretary; Otunba Moses Adeyemo, former Deputy Governor of Oyo State and Chief Pius Akinyelure, former National Vice Chairman of APC, South-West Zone among others.