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2023: Osinbajo, Lawan, Amaechi’s absence stall APC reconciliation meeting

The absence of major presidential aspirants who contested against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday stalled the…

The absence of major presidential aspirants who contested against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday stalled the reconciliation meeting in Abuja.

Tinubu had defeated former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and 12 others to clinch the party’s presidential ticket.

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But the youngest of the aspirants, Dr Nicolas Felix, called for a meeting to mend fences and look for possible ways to ensure APC victory in 2023.

The presidential aspirants invited for the meeting were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former Science and Technology Minister, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

Also invited were five governors; Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).

Others were Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; former Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Senator, Ajayi Boroffice; former Zamfara governor, Ahmad Sani Yerima; former Imo State governor, Senator, Rochas Okorocha; a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; Pastor  Tunde Bakare; Pastor and Businessman, Dr. Nicolas Felix; former Information Minister, Ikeobasi Mokelu; Businessman, Tein Jack-Rich and the only female among them, Uju Ken-Ohanenye.

But a statement by the convener, Dr Nicolas Felix, announced the postponement of the meeting saying a new date would be communicated soon.