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Three presidential hopefuls have stepped down for Osinbajo, says Kabiru Gaya

Three presidential hopefuls have stepped down for Osinbajo, says Kabiru Gaya
June 07
20:29 2022

Kabiru Gaya, senator representing Kano south, says three presidential hopefuls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have stepped down for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The presidential primary of  the APC is underway at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

Gaya, chairman of The Progressive Project (TPP), a coalition of support groups backing Osinbajo for the presidency, spoke with Channels TV on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to him, the presidential hopefuls who stepped down for Osinbajo are Ken Nnamani, former senate president, and two others — whom he didn’t name.

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He, however, said the aspirants are expected to officially announce their withdrawal from the race before the commencement of voting.

“I’m aware that a few aspirants have stepped down for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. They are Ken Nnamani and two others. I think that will be announced later,” he said.

“Whatever the number the party decides, the people need to come and address the party members and tell them if they are stepping down, why are they stepping down, and for who.

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“If they are not stepping down, let them tell Nigerians what they intend to do to improve the situation in the governance of Nigeria.”

Gaya added that it is in the interest of equity that the APC governors agreed that the presidency should be zoned to the south.

“In principle, we have President Buhari from northern Nigeria that is serving seven years going to eight years. I think naturally, the power should shift to the south,” he said.

“That is what we have been talking about for over two years. I believe that Nigerians will believe that APC is the party for all. It is not a sectional or regional party.

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“In any decision you take, it has merits and demerits. When the merits are more, then you say ‘we’, that is the majority. So, the majority of Nigerians accept that let the leadership of the presidency of APC or Nigeria go to the south and we all agreed to that.”

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