Former Head of State, and one of the Presidential hopefuls under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has remained unyielding, despite pressure from different angles that he should give up the 2015 election in order to give younger people the opportunity to contest in an election the party has vowed to be ‘a do-or- die’ contest.
This decision has not only manifested in Buhari’s recent comment and consultations with party stalwarts, but has been displayed even at several gatherings of the party’s caucus where he showed no sign of a politician willing to listen to the advice of others as it concerns the 2015 presidential polls. Recent events showed that the former Head of State is almost getting to the finish line of his presidential ambition, as he is now working to ensure that the October 8 formal declaration turns out successful.
Buhari who undoubtedly has cult followers and loyalists across the country, especially in the North-eastern part of the country will be making a 4th attempt to govern the country. His several attempts have however become his greatest undoing as some of the APC members are of the views that it will be regrettable if the party opt for Buhari as the daunting criticism has always been that he is advanced in age and as such cannot be supported by majority of the country’s youth.
Meanwhile, sources close to the leadership of the APC have revealed to BREAKING TIMES that APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is also hell-bent on picking the Vice Presidential slot at the party’s primaries. According to the source who pleaded anonymity, Tinubu’s resolve to emerge as running mate to General Buhari defies complications arising from his failing health as he is strongly considering the option of fielding his wife, Senator Remi Tinubu in his place in the event that he is unable to stand in the race due to his ill health.
“How Tinubu intends to pull off this political maneuver remains to be seen. The last thing APC needs now is anything that can further weaken its credibility. If things continue in this direction, the party stands the risk of splitting and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can take advantage of it,” the source stated.
Buhari has however not allowed issues raised by most of his party members to bother him, as he believes he can rule the country at any age.
By BREAKING TIMES