President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to meet all presidential aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) latest on Sunday.
A top government official told Punch on condition of anonymity that the President would return to the country later in the day.
“The President is expected to travel to Ghana tomorrow (today). After that, he is expected to meet with the aspirants and thereafter reveal his preferred candidate for the party’s ticket,” the source added.
Twenty-three aspirants are contesting for the flag of the party in next year’s presidential election.
The aspirants are Bola Tinubu, Yemi Osinbajo, Ahmad Lawan, Rotimi Amaechi, Ogbonnaya Onu, Godswill Akpabio, and Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.
Others are Kayode Fayemi, Yahaya Bello, Dave Umahi, Ben Ayade and Badaru Abubakar, Ken Nnamani, Dimeji Bankole, and Ibikunle Amosun.
Also to contest are Ajayi Boroffice, Rochas Okorocha, Tunde Bakare, Uju Ken-Ohanenye, Nicholas Felix, Ahmad Rufai Sani, Tein Jack-Rich, and Ikeobasi Mokelu.