The South West All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it won’t be granting President Muammadu Buhari automatic ticket in the 2019 election.
Mr. Bisi Akande, APC’s former interim National Chairman, said this after the region’s party leadership met at Agodi Government House, Ibadan.
Akande said the APC will follow due process in coming up with its 2019 presidential flag bearer.
“We have a process through which a candidate will be selected. If he is lucky to have the ticket, then we have no option than to present him as our candidate,” said the party chieftain.
Speaking further, Akanda said the APC was doing its best to recover Ekiti State in 2018.
“We are happy that our governors and ministers are performing satisfactorily. As a party, we are trying to review our position to see what we are going to do to have Ekiti back for APC in 2018,” he said.
Among South West APC leaders who were in attendance at the meeting were; Abiola Ajimobi, Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), former governors; Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo), Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun), Olusegun Osoba (Ogun), Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Adebayo Shittu; Claudius Daramola, Olusola Adeyeye; Yusuf Lasun, and Femi Gbajabiamila.