HausaToday looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Sunday, June 5th 2022.
The PUNCH: The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday, asked presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress to consult among themselves and choose a formidable candidate before the party’s presidential primary on Monday.
The Guardian: “In the interest of building a stronger, more united and more progressive country, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 elections should be one of our teeming members from the southern states of Nigeria.” This is the kernel of the statement issued last night by the APC Northern Governors and political leaders as they backed power rotation to the South. The statement, which was issued in the wake of a dinner hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari with all presidential aspirants and some executives of the APC, also underscored the need for “all aspirants from the northern states to withdraw in the national interest and allow only the aspirants from the south to proceed to the primaries.”
This Day: Hopes for the emergence of a southerner as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been rekindled as 11 northern governors elected on the platform of the ruling party and other political leaders from the region, yesterday resolved that the presidential ticket of the party should be zoned to the South.
The Nation: The All Progressives Congress (APC) is now poised to go for a southern presidential candidate at its primary scheduled for Tuesday in Abuja following a last minute endorsement by President Muhammadu Buhari and governors elected on the platform of the party.
Daily Trust: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will no longer store sensitive electoral materials in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.