As the presidential primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in respect of the 2023 poll draws nearer, the clique, popularly known as the Villa Cabal, has reportedly succeeded in selling the candidature of Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, to President Muhammadu Buhari, Newsbreak has learned.
“Buhari’s nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, a former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, and the national chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, have succeeded in ramming Lawan down the throat of the president,” one of the sources, a former governor, said.
Meanwhile, ahead of the primaries of the APC to pick its Presidential candidate for the 2023 Presidential election, sixty- seven Senators across party lines have resolved to endorse Lawan for the 2023 Presidential election.
This newspaper understands that one hundred and Seventy- eight members of the House of Representatives have also agreed to throw their weight behind the aspiration of Lawan for the actualization of his Presidential ambition.
Lawan was on Tuesday screened by the APC screening panel on Presidential aspirants chaired by former National Chairman of the party, John Odigie- Oyegun.