The fate of the aspirants of both parties would be decided by 3,151 delegates selected across the country. A total of 811 will determine who flies the PDP ticket, while 2,340 will pick the APC presidential flag-bearer for the 2023 presidential election.
Following the delay in signing the re-amended electoral act, statutory delegates, including the president, governors and local government chairmen, among others, are not going to be part of the elections.
After touring states, Akelicious gathered that the aspirants, through their agents, are moving from one hotel to another to seal their deal with the delegates ahead of the primary.
A coordinator of one of the PDP aspirants told this paper that they had reached the final leg of their push.
“We have all returned to Abuja for the final push. We are moving across the hotels to ensure we seal our pact with the delegates. The visits to states were just to lay a foundation and familiarisation.
“We have reached the main stage where we will extract commitment of the delegates ahead of the commencement of the election,” the zonal coordination of an aspirant said.
A party leader said with the collapse of all moves to reduce the number of the aspirants, all the 14 aspirants would slug it out at the venue of the primary.
“As it is now, they will all slug it out at the venue of the primary. This is the only way to go. And I think this is good for our party and the system,” he said.