The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC),Chief John Oyegun has said that the unlike the PDP, the party would not use a ‘forced consensus’ to arrive at the choice of their presidential candidate.
“We don’t believe in forced consensus like the PDP has done by saying that Jonathan is its sole candidate. What the PDP did was a forced consensus.”
Oyegun also said that the APC Presidential candidate need not be a Northerner.
“I want to challenge anybody to state when it was said that our presidential candidate must come from the North. We have interested persons
from the southern part of this country. It is even the PDP that has decided where its
candidate must come from. It has even debarred any other person from anywhere from
raising his head to say he wants to be president.”
He said that the contest for the party ticket is an open one which accommodates all interested persons so long as they accept that only one person will emerge.
“For us, it is an open field. Whoever wants to be president is free to come into the race. In fact, I wish every state can even have a presidential aspirant. The important thing is, so long as they all appreciate that at the end of the day only one person will be the candidate, they will all unite with that one person that emerges. That is what the APC represents and that is what is going to happen.”