Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress APC from the South-east under the aegis of APC South-east Front have asked President Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders to endorse the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan as presidential flagbearer of the party.
Rising from an emergency meeting Wednesday night in Abuja, the South-east APC leaders said it would be fair and just for the APC to settle for Lawan as its standard bearer since he also hails from the same geopolitical zone as Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP.
The party leaders are from the five states of the South-east geo-political zone.
In a communique issued after the meeting and signed by Chief Sam Nkire as well as 24 other APC chieftains, the group said the APC is left with no option than to take a cue from the opposition PDP which picked its flagbearer from the north-east.
Other signatories to the communique include; Comrade A.C Ude, Barr. Bath Ugwuoke, Barr. K.C Ugboaja, Lolo Queen N Nwankwo, Chief Nduka Onyekwere A., Hon. Tony Alum, Barr. Chijioke Ikpo, Hon. Victor Nwankwo, Hon. Timothy Chukwuma and Chief Chris Chukwuka, among others.