Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is contesting for presidency under APC has ruled out determining the party presidency flag bearer by consensus.
NAN report that Atiku told newsmen in Bauchi on Sunday that it was too late to select a candidate among the aspirants, by consensus.
"It is too late for the party of holding a consensus forum for its presidential aspirants but rather, it should conduct a delegate conference where we will fight it out,"said Atiku, who is also a former vice president of the Federal republic of Nigeria.
NAN report that Atiku said it is one of the best practices in democracy for candidate to be allowed to test their popularity.
It will also be recalled that Atiku face a tight competition from Buhari,Tambuwal among other candidate.
Also commenting on his relatioship with the former president of the country, chief olusegun obasanjo, atiku said that related very well.
"In spite of my disagreement with Obasanjo on political ground, there is a personal cordial relationship between us; I visited him last week at his ota farm," he said.
NAN reports that atiku was in bauchi, where he held a closed-door meeting with APC stakeholders