BREAKING: All Progressives Congress (APC) South-West Leaders reach an agreement with Presidential Hopefuls

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south-west have cautioned presidential hopefuls from the region against name-calling, saying all aspirants have a right to contest.

The APC leaders spoke on Friday at meeting involving presidential hopefuls.

The meeting was part of efforts to boost the region’s chances of securing the APC presidential ticket

According to sources at the meeting, the APC leaders also advised presidential hopefuls to caution their supporters against personal attacks.

“The issue of betrayal was put to rest as the elders affirmed that everyone who desires to run for any political office whatsoever is not encumbered in any way at all,” a source at the meeting said.

The presidential hopefuls were said to have agreed to conduct rancour-free campaigns.

Present at the meeting included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor; Bisi Akande, former interim chairman of the APC; and Segun Osoba, former governor of Ogun; and Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor.

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing; Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives; as well as APC governors from the south-west —  Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, and Gboyega Oyetola of Osun.

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, and Iyiola Omisore, APC national secretary, were also at the meeting.

The south-west stakeholders also advised aspirants to ensure they remain united ahead of the APC presidential primary.

Edo 2020: Remain ‘Calm’ No Dulling, Governor Obaseki Urges Amidst His Disqualification

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has reportedly said he will not appeal the outcome of the All Progressives Congress screening process, The Cable has reported.

Obaseki who is seeking reelection into office was disqualified at the screening process for the primaries on Friday, June 12.

Bluetoolz notes that the embattled governor of Edo state has also released a brief statement via his official Twitter handle.

In the tweet, Obaseki urged his supporters to remain calm and await further directives just as he described his disqualification as “unjust”.

Meanwhile, in a related development Obaseki’s spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, has released an official statement.

Osagie also restated that Governor Obaseki has said he will not appeal the outcome of the screening exercise. “We have therefore decided that it would be an effort in futility to appeal whatever the unjust outcome of the evaluation and screening process of the APC will be, especially when Comrade Oshiomhole has declared that he is the Supreme Court and ultimate determiner of the fate and future of our great party,” Obaseki said.