Tuesday, December 31, 2013
APC Finally Gives Tambuwal The 2015 Presidential Ticket?
of the All Progressives Congress, APC, may have endorsed the Speaker
of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, as the presidential
candidate of the main opposition party in the 2015 general election.
It was gathered that other presidential aspirants on the platform of
the party, including Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, are being persuaded to
step down for Tambuwal.
As a prelude to the formal announcement of his candidature, Tambuwal
has been advised to formally dump the PDP and defect to the opposition
Already, findings showed that Tambuwal had agreed to the condition…
Reliable sources close to the party disclose to National Mirror
indicated that Tambuwal would is set to meet all the condition as soon
as the House reconvenes in the New Year.
It was learnt that the leaders of APC in settling for Tambuwal
considered that he possessed a solid character content to sway the
support of Nigerians for his candidature in the presidential election.
It was also learnt that those rooting for Tambuwal in APC were of the
opinion that his integrity and pedigree are strong points over
candidates of other political parties in the presidential election,
especially in the likelihood that the ruling party fielded President
Investigation revealed that APC leaders were persuaded by the
independent disposition of Tambuwal in the management of the affairs
of the House, particularly his courage to shun the interference of the
leadership of PDP and the Presidency. One of the APC leaders, who
spoke with National Mirror, said Tambuwal's uncommon courage has
endeared him to Nigerians.
"The leaders of APC have settled for the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal as the party's presidential
candidate in the 2015 election. Although the decision is not public
yet but there is a consensus of opinion by our leaders that the
Speaker (Tambuwal) be allowed to fly the flag of the party in the
"Our leaders believe that the Speaker has what it takes to win the
presidential election and Mr. Speaker has been told to dump his party,
PDP and move into APC to enable him to scale the hurdle. Tambuwal has
agreed to that and he is expected to declare for APC with some other
members of the House in the first quarter of New Year.
"In deciding on Tambuwal, his originality and independence in the
handling of the affairs of the House were taken into consideration.
Nigerians are impressed that Tambuwal shunned entreaties by the
leadership of PDP and the Presidency to make the House an appendage of
the executive arm of government.
"The Speaker has no doubt endeared himself to a lot of Nigerians by
his sterling leadership qualities and APC believes that such qualities
are required from any Nigerian aspiring for the highest political
office in the country."