Mr Musa said there was an urgent need to look into other areas beyond crude oil to generate revenue to fund the budget.
Bola Tinubu, 70, has dismissed public worries about his health, saying that the job of the president requires more intelligence than physical strength.
Mr Machina stated also that he had instructed his lawyers to institute legal action against those behind the fake letter of his withdrawal from the race.
Three nominees excused from questions at the screening exercise.
The ruling party appeared to have relied on a clause that mandated primary contenders to withdraw from a race voluntarily or be arbitrarily substituted by the party.
The Nigerian leader failed to name his favourite aspirant two days to the ruling party’s national convention.
Mr Ekwerenmadu had earlier withdrawn from the party’s gubernatorial primary election, which produced Peter Mba as the party’s flag bearer.
“In the absence of this clear non-agreement of the southern brothers to support zoning of the tickets to the South-East, I wielded my support to the North-East.”
Messrs Buhari and Malami are contending among others, that the said section of the Electoral Act 2022 is in conflict with constitutional provisions.
Mr Badaru stated this when Mr Amaechi, the immediate past Minister of Transport, met with delegates from the state in Dutse on Wednesday.