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APC chairmanship endorsement: Buhari won’t go against due process, says Sen. Al-makura

....says he's very optimistic of emerging as APC national chairman against the rumoured endorsement of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu

Former Nasarawa State Governor and aspirant for the chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Tanko Al-makura, says President Muhammadu Buhari, who is known for his uprightness will not breach due process in choosing the party’s helmsman.

Al-makura spoke against the purported endorsement of Senator Abdullahi Adamu as the “consensus candidate” for the national chairmanship by the President.

Speaking to newsmen at the weekend in Abuja, the chairmanship hopeful pointed out that anything from the president must come through due process and not unnamed sources. recall that sources at the meeting President Buhari had with governors before he left Abuja to attend the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) at 50 in Nairobi, Kenya, had said APC governors’ request for him to change his mind on his preference for Adamu met a brick wall.

Al-makura said: “No. The sources of information were not authentic. They were not genuine. And I know what Mr. President stands for, he always stands for what is right and due process. And unless I have an authoritative source of information that is clear. I still have my doubts.

“I have many avenues through which I can reach Mr. President and people around him. And since those speculation did not come through those avenues, I consider them as a speculation.

“That is why as I speak with you, my campaign is going on with a different tempo to ensure that my campaign is going far and wide to await the next line of action as directed by the party leadership.”

According to him, it will be a disservice if as a committed member of APC he fails to show interest in leading the party as it will enable him add value in the administration of the party.

“I’m very optimistic. I am always optimistic until things prove themselves otherwise. What has really given me the hope for this optimism is the uprightness of Mr. President and his passion for due process.

“So I believe that whatever comes from Mr. President must come through a process. I consider the process for the emergence of leadership, I believe it’s going to be transparent.

“I believe it’s going to be fair and I believe it is going to conform with the articles and sections of the Constitution dealing with that.

“What I’m bringing to the table is the experience I have garnered over time.

“Particularly, my  participation in the merger taking into consideration the unanimity and total submission that the different tendencies in this country have had to do to ensure that we come as one united indivisible people with one destiny is something we must sustain, is something we must promote,” Al-makura said.


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