2015: Buhari, Tambuwal Divide APC

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Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are currently divided over who between former head of state and presidential candidate of the defunct Congress for Political Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, will fly the party’s flag in the 2015 presidential election.

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Saturday Tribune gathered that while influential figures in one of the constituent parties, the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN), and some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elements in the new merger party are strongly rooting for Tambuwal, Buhari still commands overwhelming following in the defunct CPC and ANPP.
A highly placed APC source in Jigawa State told the Saturday Tribune that Buhari’s following in the merger arrangement is so strong that at a recent meeting held in Kaduna, the former governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who could have posed a threat to Buhari’s candidature, was prevailed upon to step down for the retired General.
Those who are rooting for Buhari to fly the APC’s flag believe that he remains the strongest presidential material in the merger party that can effectively checkmate President Goodluck Jonathan or whoever the PDP presents for the 2015 presidential election.
The source, who preferred anonymity, told Saturday Tribune that both Buhari and Shekarau were persuaded at the meeting to forget whatever political differences existed between them and work as a formidable team for the success of the party.

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