Unity Forum Update : Essence of Consensus Candidate Already Defeated

Unity Forum Update : Essence of Consensus Candidate Already Defeated

A member of the Selection Committee of Unity Forum within Ondo Sate chapter of APC who craved anonymity has said that the very essence of producing a consensus candidate for the group has already been defeated.

This position was made by the source in phone chat with Triangle Media on Saturday. The source said, “The whole essence of Unity Forum is for all the seven members of the Selection Committee to unanimously agree on a candidate and not to settle for majority votes”.

Speaking further, the source also said that what was expected to be another avenue for selection of a consensus candidate within the group has equally failed.

“We also hoped that all the ten contestants would be able to reach a consensus amongst themselves and produce a candidate; sadly this had also failed. My take is that any attempt to choose a candidate through majority votes will not represent any consensus agreement in its letter and spirit. I therefore advised the leaders of Unity Forum to start looking beyond the idea of consensus candidate”.

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