Presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the South East have met to position the zone for the party’s next Sunday primary.
It was a closed-door meeting held on Sunday at the Abuja residence of the former governor of Anambra State and a presidential candidate of the APC, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
The meeting was about picking a consensus candidate among the aspirants from the geo-political zone, according to an informed source.
Investigation revealed that aspirants in attendance were the immediate past Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu; former minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; Okorocha and the only female aspirant, Uju Ohanenye.
The Ebonyi State governor, who is also a presidential candidate of APC, Dave Umahi, was said to be conspicuously absent from the meeting.
Reasons for Umahi’s absence was unknown but an informed source said he might be attending to a very important matter.
The source, who pleaded annoymity, disclosed that the meeting started around 3.45pm and was held for about two hours.
The source said: ”South East is serious about producing President of this country this time around. This makes our leaders to convene this meeting in order to have a common ground. I can assure you that the zone will push forward an aspirant who is nationally acceptable,”