Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tinubu Absent as APC Leaders Meet In Abuja, Vowing to Wrest Power From PDP
meeting in Abuja with all of the party's chieftains in attendance
except former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, vowing to wrest power
from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015. Chief Tinubu had
surgery for a troubled knees a few weeks ago.
The meeting was presided over by the National Chairman, Bisi Akande,
with former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari also in attendance.
Present were governors from Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Imo, Edo and
Nassarawa,while others sent their representatives.
Speaking at the event were Governors Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), Ibikunle
Amosun (Ogun), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and some other party stalwarts.
The speeches centered on the desirability of Nigerians being confident
in the APC as a change agent that would make life more comfortable
for the masses through tackling the problems of power supply,
insecurity,education, health, unemployment and diversification of the
economy which the PDP has denied them in the 14 years they have been
ruling the country.
Various speakers maintained that the APC would work to bring succor
tothe masses under the manifesto of the party if voted into power in
During the press briefing, Buhari was asked by a journalist whether he
will contest the party primaries for the 2015 elections. Jumping in,
the National Chairman said that the press briefing was not organised
for any politician to canvass for votes from anybody or to declare
intention to contest or not to contest.
"This is my press briefing that I organized so this is not the forum
for anybody to campaign for any position or to contest for position.
If anybody wants to declare his intention for any post such person can
organize his own press briefing and do that but not here," he stated.