There is a belief that the indirect primary mode adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for its presidential primary will favour Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Such reasoning was put forward by Joe Igbokwe, a staunch supporter of Tinubu and an aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Igbokwe told The Punch on Wednesday, April 20, that the decision of the ruling party will work well for the former Lagos governor because he is the most popular among presidential aspirants in the party.
He added that the APC national leader also has deep structures as a strong backup for his presidential ambition.
Other aspirants are looking for money
According to Igbokwe, the indirect primary will weed off aspirants he called “boys that are looking for somebody to settle them.”
“Indirect means that it is open and then you go to convention and the delegates will vote. Let’s wait and see, Asiwaju (Tinubu) will beat them. If they do it the other way (consensus), the Presidency can buy everything for somebody.
“The indirect primary is better for Asiwaju and it is going to weed off those boys that are looking for somebody to settle them that they want to be President. It’s going to clear the unserious people. Either way, Asiwaju is on the ground.”