APC Presidential Candidate: Consensus No Longer An Option, It’s Fight To Finish, Says Atiku

Oyegun-AtikuFormer Vice President and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has stated that it is ‘too late’ for the APC to adopt a consensus candidate for next year’s presidential election.

Mr. Abubakar stated this while speaking to journalists in Bauchi on Sunday.

He said: “Consensus is an idea from PDP and it is over; we are all waiting for primaries to hold and whoever wins the primaries we will all follow and support him”.

According to him, it is one of the tenets of best practices in democracy for candidates to be allowed to test their popularity in primary elections.

Commenting on his relationship with his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Abubakar said they have a good relationship.

“In spite of my disagreement with Obasanjo on political ground, there is personal cordial relationship between us; I visited him last week at his Ota Farm”, he said.

The Turakin Adamawa, who has been traversing the length and breadth of Nigeria in pursuance of his ambition, held a closed-door meeting with APC stakeholders in Bauchi ahead of the December 10 presidential primary of the APC.

Apart from Mr. Abubakar, other aspirants who have indicated interest to run for president on the platform of the party are Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), Sam Nda-Isiah, Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Rochas Okorocha (Imo), and Speaker Aminu Tambuwal.


  1. Atiku is very correct. This is not time for any of the aspirants to be thinking of the easy way out but time for all to be on the final lap of the campaign with the people and hope for the best result possible.
    I have no doubt that my preferred candidate Atiku Abubakar will emerge winner and become the party’s flag bearer because he is very prepared and experience for the task ahead and I believe he will do very well if we give him our mandate come 2015.
    His popularity is cut across the entire country as any true leader should and with him CHANGE is sure. #ANigeriaForAll.

  2. The era in which imposition of candidate reigns in Nigerian politics is gone, that is why those who are calling for consensus in the party are absolutely wrong as the likes of Turaki will surely stand for free and fair primaries.