Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC Rivers State, Hon. Bernard Mikko says he is not part of the party's decision to pick a consensus aspirant ahead of the forthcoming 2023 election in the state.
Hon. Mikko reacting to the emergence of Tonye Cole as the Rivers APC consensus aspirant on Nigeria Info's Hard Facts with Dayo Elusakin, questioned the legality of Tonye Cole's emergence saying he only found out on social media that twelve persons (aspirants) attended a meeting and decided on a particular person. These twelve persons (aspirants) he claimed had not obtained the party's nomination form at the time they held the meeting, which according to him is part of the procedure for a consensus required by the law.
The APC governorship aspirant explained that for one to become an aspirant or arrive at a consensus, he/she must have picked up a party's nomination form, screened and cleared to participate in the party's primaries.
He added that the Aspirant must also secure a court affidavit showing their preferred choice for a consensus stating that anything outside these procedure as provided by the law is mere endorsement.
"Anything short of that is mere endorsement" he said.