By Miftaudeen Raji
President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with all the presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC tonight.
The National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu had earlier disclosed this in an interview on Saturday in Abuja.
The meeting may not be unconnected with the modality and resolution on how to reach a truce on who will be the presidential flagbearer of the party in the 2023 general elections.
The Special Convention and Presidential Primary Election will be holding in less that 72 hours.
Recall that Buhari had met with the progressive governors on differentoccasions lately, appealing to them to support him in choosing his successor.
Earlier, the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Screening Committee had cleared 13 presidential aspirants ahead of the primary slated for Monday.
The names Of the 13 APC presidential aspirants recommended for the primary by the Odigie-Oyegun-led committee include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi, Senate President Ahmed Lawan.
Others include Governor Kayoye Fayemi of Ekiti, Governor Yahya Bello of Kogi, Former Minister Emeka Nwajiuba, Former Minister of Technology, Ogbonaya Onu, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Governor of Jigawa State, Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Mr. Tein Jack-Rich.
Meanwhile, the presidential aspirants that were not shortlisted include Pastor Tunde Bakare, embattled former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State and Former Governor Sani Yerima of Zamfara State.
Others include, former Senate Ken Nnamani, Ikeobasi Mokelu, former Speaker, House of Representatives, Demeji Bankole, Felix Nicholas, Uju Ken-Ohanenye and Senator Robert Borroffice.
Vanguard had reported that the Odigie-Oyegun led Presidential Screening Committee of the APC axed 10 of the 23 presidential aspirants of the party.
The Chairman had said all the aspirants were qualified in terms of qualifications and constitutional requirements but his team cut down the number based on six other factors.
Odigie-Oyegun said his committee could have further pruned down the number but decided to give some of the youthful aspirants a chance.
He also dismissed speculations that the committee may have secretly screened former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was earlier rumoured to joining the APC to get its presidential ticket.