JUST IN: Northern APC govs present Osinbajo, Tinubu and three others to Buhari
As a follow-up on their resolution to zone the All Progressives Congress Presidential ticket to the south, the Northern APC Governors have forwarded the names of five southern aspirants to the President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration as a consensus candidate.
Aspirants from the South dominated the list obtained by newsmen on Tuesday.
Those shortlisted are the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu; Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; former Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi; and Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State.
The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, who confirmed the shortlist said those whose names were submitted had been graded by the party screening committee based on specified metrics.