Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state says President Muhammadu Buhari told the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors who is his preferred candidate ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.
The Nasarawa state governor disclosed this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics on Tuesday, May 31, monitored by Akelicious.
Nasarawa state governor Abdullahi Sule said President Buhari has revealed the kind of successor he wants.
Governor Sule, however, said the president did not mention a specific name among the presidential aspirants.
“The president said that our consensus candidate or the candidate to be selected must be acceptable to Nigerians, somebody who understands what the APC is all about and is after.
“He mentioned clearly that the person must be able to go to all the parts of the country and be accepted. Similar to what President Buhari has said, we must bring someone that can win election and be able to sustain all the good things that the APC has done.
“But if you are looking for a name the president didn’t mention that. He gave the attributes and allowed us to think of the right person in these few days while he is away in Spain. When he comes back everybody can say we have thought about it.”
President Buhari had earlier on Tuesday met with the APC governors to discuss the forthcoming presidential primary and the need to have a united position.