A gubernatorial candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Paul Ikonne, has urged stakeholders of the ruling party in Abia State to settle for a

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, after he obtained his nomination and expression of interest forms at the APC national secretariat, Ikonne said consensus candidacy would ensure the party’s victory at the 2019 general elections.

Ikonne, a former governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011, promised to make Abia conducive for business "knowing that the people of the state are business oriented and also take the state to  greater heights."

"As long as our party come together with a consensus candidate, which we will eventually go for, we will come out strong in 2019,” he said.

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"Those trying to destabilize the party one way other the other cave in by God's grace and key into this course for us to rescue and take Abia to a greater height," he added.

Meanwhile, 50 local government chairmen have reportedly pitched their tent behind , a governorship aspirant of the APC in Lagos state.

According to PunchSanwonolu, a former Lagos state commissioner for Commerce and Industry is the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu's "anointed candidate".