Nnamani withdraws from the presidential race

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has withdrawn from the presidential race. Nnamani, who was running on the All Progressives (APC) platform, withdrew from the race on Monday, a few hours before the national convention. In a statement, Mr. Nnamani cited insincerity about zoning and mismanagement of primary election activities that he said had created uncertainty. Nnamani said the party had initially given challengers the impression that only southern challengers would participate in the primaries, but events in recent days had shown otherwise. “But the events of the recent day created the impression that zoning had been scrapped at the APC. The hesitation of party leaders regarding the zoning of the APC presidential ticket has not created clarity in the party and damages the trust and faith of many in the South, particularly in the Southeast, in the party. “It has the implication of suggesting to many in the party, including myself, that the party will allow the expediencies of the moment to override fundamental questions of justice and fairness,” the statement read. Nnamani warned the party not to put short-term profits before national unity. With the withdrawal of Mr. Nnamani, there are officially 22 applicants left in the race. ALSO READ: APC presidential primary: convincing challengers to accept consensus, Buhari tells Akande, Nnamani and others Earlier on Monday, National President Abdullahi Adamu had announced at a National Work Committee (NWC) meeting that Senate President Ahmad Lawan was the party’s consensus candidate. Mr. Lawan hails from Yobe State, in northeastern Nigeria. Adamu’s position contradicts the position of the northern governors in the party, who have already affirmed their support for the shift of power to the south. The governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari during which they informed him of their decision made on Saturday. Also on Monday, Buhari denied having an anointed presidential candidate. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Nnamani withdraws from the presidential race