Adams Oshiomhole has disclosed that no one in the party has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari for the party’s ticket to contest in the 2019 presidential election.
he said, “My plea to you is that once you have become the state chairman, you are not at liberty to be the agent of any of the aspirants, whether for House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate or governorship.
“The only partisan position you might be able to pursue within limits is, maybe, with regards to the presidential candidate because that, as far as we know today, no one has yet expressed interest to contest the presidential election and so, it appears that the party understands that the incumbent has the first right of refusal and even the governors have publicly kowtowed to that.”
President Buhari announced his decision to seek re-election in the 2019 presidential election to the National Executive Committee of the APC on April 9, 2018. He said his descision was an answer to the calls by Nigerians to remain in office.
Despite Oshiomhole’s disclosure that no one in the party has challenged for the ticket, 36-year-old Adamu Garba II, an IT entrepreneur, and oil tycoon, SKC Ogbonnia, have publicly expressed interest to battle Buhari for the APC’s ticket.