As APC governors under the aegis of the Progressives Governors Forum meet in Abuja today (Tuesday), there are indications that two aspirants contesting the primaries of the party in Ondo state next week may have settled for the deputy slot if Akeredolu eventually clinch the party’s ticket.
Though details of the aspirants were not revealed, The Precision NG gathered that one of the reasons why the governors are meeting today is to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the party.
“There is also a proposal to set up another small committee of governors to further explore the option of reconciliation among aspirants in Ondo State.
“We will be reaching out to the Ondo State governor (Rotimi Akerodolu) also, because he will have to let us know what he is willing to concede.
“We cannot afford to go into this election as a divided house.
“There is the cheery news that at least two of the aspirants are already open to being considered as running mates”, Punch newspaper reports.
It was also learnt that the Buni-led caretaker committee will be unveiling the membership of the APC primary election committee on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Buni-led APC caretaker committee on Monday handed over the report of its Screening Committee for the Ondo State Governorship primary to the Appeal Committee.
Although details of the screening committee were not made available to journalists, the Secretary of the APC caretaker committee, Senator John Udoedehe, urged the appeal committee to do all within its power to ensure that the party didn’t repeat the errors that led to the loss of Bayelsa and other states.
He told members of the appeal committee that the party under the leadership of Buni was more than ever before committed to taking the party to greater heights.
In response, the chairman of the Appeal Committee, Umar Lawan-Kereto, said, “My committee will come with a very positive analysis of what was done by the screening committee. We will do our best. We thank you for seeing us fit to do this job and we will not let you down.” (Punch)