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Senate: APC Governors Don't Want A Consensus Candidate; Tinubu Was Leaned Towards It – Sobowale

A political analyst, Dayo Sobowale, has revealed why the All Progressive Congress (APC), might be finding the composition of the leadership of the National Assembly, particularly the Senate hard; after he revealed how the APC Governors' Forum is against Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu's idea of a consensus candidate for the seat.

Sobowale had said, "The Governors' Forum of the APC doesn't want a consensus candidate; Tinubu himself was leaned towards a consensus candidate, and was leaned towards some people; but the Governors' Forum warned him."

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Sobowale, who spoke during an interview on Arise Television, said even though Nigeria's President-elect was inclined towards the idea of a consensus candidate for the seat of the Senate President, the Governors under the party's platform did not support the move. He revealed how the Governors warned the former Lagos governor against taking such a step. He said the ruling party would need to agree on whether to adopt a consensus candidate or not, in order to determine who emerges as the next Senate President.

Reports had earlier revealed how Tinubu purportedly anointed Senator Godswill Akpabio of the South-South region for the seat of the Senate President.

Sobowale, who spoke during the interview, said the APC Governors' Forum did not back the move. He insisted that the party would only decide who emerges as the next Senate President when the stakeholders agreed on the formula to adopt.

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