The All Progressives Congress National Convention Committee has mandated governors under the party to meet with aspirants from their states to explore the possibility of a consensus.
Gov. Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, who is the Chairman of the committee, stated this at the end of a meeting with the governors on Wednesday night.
Badaru, however, added that where a consensus could not be reached, the aspirants would have to go for election at the national convention on Saturday.
He affirmed that the party would come out stronger from the convention, adding that the governors were given the necessary support to make it successful and rancor free.
On aspirants disqualified from the race, he said he could not say, but it was somewhere around 15 or 16.
He however said that the APC Screening Appeal Committee was looking at petitions received against the current members of the party`s National Working Committee seeking re-election.