At least 10,000 delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, south-west Nigeria, to pick the party’s flag-bearer for the 2015 presidential election that will hold on February 14.
At the APC presidential primaries holding on Wednesday, delegates drawn from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, will choose from the aspirants seeking to be the party’s candidate for the 2015 election.
Five aspirants are vying for the position. They are; a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari; Governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso; Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha and the publisher of Leadership newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
The person picked at the end of the APC presidential primaries would face President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, who seem to have the support of majority of his party members.
President Jonathan was earlier given the party’s sole candidacy, but the decision was upturned by the party’s leadership, giving others an opportunity to declare their interest in the position.
One of the APC presidential ticket aspirants, Mr Abubakar had told Channels Television that choosing the candidate through a consensus would be undemocratic.