Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Muslim/Muslim Ticket for APC in 2015 Presidential Election

There were very strong indications at the weekend that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors who defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC, are ready to fully engage leaders of their new party, former military head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, and former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the growing suggestion that both men are plotting to contest as presidential and vice presidential candidates in the 2015 elections, Sunday Vanguard can reveal.

The other leg of the twist to the emerging katakata in APC is the position of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who is said to favour the emergence of Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, as the party’s presidential candidate.

Interestingly, it was learnt that former President Obasanjo has not hidden his preference for the emergence of  Kwankwaso as presidential candidate of the party.
“He has made it known to a few of his associates”, a source said.

Christian Leaders of APC
Apart from the state governors, some  Christian leaders in APC are also frowning at  the purported APC Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket  and “wish that it turns out to be mere rumour”, a former minister said.
In fact, the likes of “Chief Audu Ogbeh, Second Republic Minister of Communication and former National Chairman of PDP, as well as Sam Isa-Ndaiah, publisher of Leadership newspapers, have vowed to resist any such imposition if true and are ready to fight it to the end”.

Governors Kick
Dependable sources said: “the seed for the emergence of a Muslim/Muslim ticket was sown when the two major promoters of the merger which became the APC (Buhari and Tinubu) signified their intention to run.
“One of the sources, a northern governor told Sunday Vanguard in Abuja, last week: But the realization that there might be a very serious challenge against the candidacy of Buhari created the ground for the proposition of a consensus arrangement”.
That was not all.

 Source: Vanguard

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