Pulse had reported that the previous Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, have been penned down by the Northern Elders’ Forum as the anointed candidates for the PDP presidential ticket.
This choice was introduced by a committee headed by Prof Ango Abdullahi which was saddled with the accountability to supply a consensus candidate to symbolize the North within the PDP presidential primary.
In accordance with Abdullahi, his committee submitted a report back to the previous Military President Ibrahim Babangida who accepted and authorised it.
He additionally revealed that the method that threw up Saraki and Mohammed was a three-phase screening, including that the train was thorough and honest.
The report additionally confirmed that Saraki and Mohammed have been tied on 10 votes apiece, whereas Tambuwal trailed with three votes much less, and Mohammed Hayatudeen completed final with 5 votes to his title.
Reacting to the event, Tambuwal announced on his official Twitter page on Saturday, April 23, 2022, that the drive to supply a northern consensus candidate has failed.
“Northern Consensus Drive Failed. Subsequently, I am Not Part of Any Settlement. – AWT,” the tweet read.
Recall that Tambuwal had held a collection of consultations alongside, Saraki, Mohammed, and Hayatudeen, to supply a consensus candidate for the area.
His disapproval of the result could then have come as a shock.
Different aspirants jostling for the PDP ticket are former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Governor Nyesom Wike, former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, Dele Momodu, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, former Governors of Ekiti and Anambra states, Ayodele Fayose and Peter Obi.