Founder of Leadership Newspaper and presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sam Nda Isaiah has stepped down for fellow aspirant and Former Head of State, Mohammadu Buhari.
According to online news platform, Premium Times, the publisher will support Buhari’s bid in the primaries holding today at the ongoing national convention of the party in Lagos.
Unconfirmed reports also have it that Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso and Rochas Okorocha have stepped down. Kwankwaso’s deputy, Alhaji Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje posted a tweet saying the Kano governor was still in the race.
Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso still in APC Presidential race. pic.twitter.com/83HhdEC8mg
— Dr. Ganduje OFR (@GovUmarGanduje) December 10, 2014
Various interest groups were also reportedly working on forging alliances and choosing a consensus candidate.
Update 6:30pm : Sam Nda-Isaiah later denied reports he had stepped down for Buhari. “It is a lie, I remain very much in the race,” he told Premium Times.
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