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Monday, 16 December 2013

Has APC Picks Tambuwal As Presidential Candidate?

If this happens, it means a top political office holder will be squaring up against Jonathan in 2015:

Though the speaker of House of Reps, Aminu Tambuwal had said he was not part of the meeting of leaders of the APC in Kano State governors lodge in Abuja last week, Daily Times has authoritatively gathered he was actually invited to the meeting and intimated of the decision to field him for the presidency in 2015.

"This is a big drama in the politics of this country. Whether they want it or not, we have massively suggested that Tambuwal is the best person for our presidential candidate and we will ensure it happens. We brought him to a venue where we are all present so that he would know that we are serious."
We authoritatively gathered that Tambuwal had been invited to the meeting through one of the defecting governors. A source at the meeting revealed that because he could not stay till the end of the meeting, APC decided to communicate to him through his (Sokoto) state governor, Aliyu Wamakko. Those who attended Monday’s meeting included two leaders of the APC: Ex-Head of State and Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, ex-governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu. Others are Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti; Babatunde Fashola of Lagos; Bola Ajimobi of Oyo, Musa Kwakwanso of Kano; Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers; Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun; Murtala Nyako of Adamawa and Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto.

This is just in-line with a statement released by the spokesperson of the speaker, Imam Imam, which claimed that Tambuwal went to see the Sokoto governor.
“The speaker went to see his governor who sought to see him and he went there before the meeting commenced and it did not commence before he left the lodge,” he said. In our investigation, it was gathered that APC governors have decided to find all means to flag Tambuwal as the party’s presidential candidate in 2015.
A top source said, “We have invited him for a meeting and sent his state governor to him. So, he is aware of our intention to get him into the party. He is a neutral person who still maintains high sense of

integrity among Nigerians so if we use him, we can easily achieve our goal of bring the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.”

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