Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has given condition for accepting the proposed All Progressives Congress consensus candidate for the presidency.
According to him, he has to be given a convincing reason before he can accept such a move by the party.
Ayade, a presidential aspirant in the APC, said this when he appeared on Channels Television on Tuesday.
“In a scenario where the party creates very classical elucidations of the basis and selection criteria that I find completely adequate, I will have no objection,” the Governor said.
“If they narrow down to somebody on the consensus basis and I don’t happen to be the one, I need to understand the selection criteria to explain how they arrived at Mr A and not B. If I feel that is a fair process, of course, I will yield to the supremacy of the party.
“I am a team player and I don’t have any qualms with that. But I must see that it is fair and transparent. I know that capacity will be one of the key factors in consideration,” he added.