Update: Northern APC Govs Insist On Power Shift To South, Say Buhari Has No Preferred Successor 

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

Thirteen governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of Northern Nigeria have met with President Muhammadu Buhari, insisting on their position to cede the presidential ticket of the party to the South.

Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, who led the team to the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, said the president has no preferred aspirant to emerge as the party’s flag bearer.

Lalong said President Buhari has called on the governors to have a meeting with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to resolve the issue of consensus candidate through democratic means.

Lalong, who was flanked by 12 other governors, said they intumated the president of their decision to ensure that power returns to the South for the sake of equity and unity of the country.

He said the meeting with the NWC has been slated for 5:00p.m today Monday.

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