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Consensus Candidacy: Nda-Isaiah Rejects APC Governors’ Approval



Founder of the Leadership Newspaper and All Progressives Congress  (APC) Presidential aspirant, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, has kicked against proposals by his party’s governors to get a consensus candidate.
Nda-Isaiah who spoke with THISDAY on Thursday said it was the wrong for the Governors to adopt the plan holding that a transparent secret ballot election is preferable.
“We have to be clear about the reality on ground. If you look at President Jonathan, the question to ask is who would beat him among all of us. That’s the first question that needs to be answered. My understanding of who a consensus candidate is, is someone we all accept. And I also understand that the governors want to try that first. If that fails, they would then consider an election.”
“The best way to go is a free, fair and transparent election through a secret ballot. To do otherwise is counterproductive. My advice to them is to allow for a free and fair poll. I can’t see how I would step down for someone considering the amount of work we have done. We all know the work we are doing. We have different strategies but we all know the delegates and the job to be done. So let there be an election. No need for this consensus talks and I’m not even going to split hairs on it,” he said

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