Ahead of the June 6 All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential primaries, President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday threw his weigh behind the southern region to produce the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The president made his position known at a meeting with the presidential hopefuls of the ruling party.
Sources privy to the information from the meeting understands that the president said the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) caucus of the party should produce the flagbearer.
Also at the meeting, Buhari asked the APC governors and the presidential hopefuls to brace up for elective primaries, ruling out the possibility of a consensus candidate.
Immediately after the president made his position known, Some of the aspirants present, announced their withdrawal from the race during the meeting.
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