The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress’ screening committee, John Odigie-Oyegun, says except for one unnamed aspirant, 22 presidential hopefuls pledged to support the party if it embraces consensus ahead of the primary.
Odigie-Oyegun made the revelation during the submission of his report to the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, on Friday.
He had told the party to further trim down the list of 13 successful presidential aspirants drastically.
According to him, the screening committee engaged every aspirant on the issue of consensus.
“It is a pleasant surprise that 98 to 99 per cent agreed that the party is supreme and that whatever the party finally decides through proper consultations, they will likely to accept.
“We have only one exemption, who said that he will accept consensus so long as it is bid on me. I think it is a point that needs to be made and emphasised.
“That gives you leeway in the hours ahead to trim down even more drastically. Finally, we should not be afraid to contest the primary if anybody insists on the contest,” he said.