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We Want Buhari To Contest In 2015 – CPC

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The Congress for Progressive Change has said it wants its National Leader, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to contest in 2015.
buhari89The party, which explained its merger talks with some opposition parties, said it wanted Buhari to contest because of the passion he has for the country.

But the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Gulak, said opposition parties’ merger would not defeat Peoples Democratic Party in 2015.

Gulak and the CPC spokesman, Rotimi Fashakin, spoke during an African Independent Television programme on Tuesday.

Saturday PUNCH had on January 26 reported that there were moves in the merger plan to ask Buhari and the Action Congress of Nigeria leader, Bola Tinubu, to make personal sacrifices.

Such sacrifices, it was reported might see the duo dumping their presidential ambitions.

But Fashakin said there was nothing wrong if Buhari changed his mind to contest the 2015 presidential election.

He said, “There is peace in South-Africa because of the foundation laid by the man (Nelson Mandela), who stood for democracy in that country.

“He came and ruled for one term and handed over to people of sound character.

“Also, in Ghana, the country is better now because of what Jerry Rawlings did and that is why Ghana is what it is today.

“Nigeria and Nigerians need Buhari to do the same thing for things to move on. We cannot continue like this.”

He noted that an earlier pronouncement by the retired general that he would not contest was done at a personal level.

Fashaki said, “If after the emergence of the new political party as a result of the merger the Nigerian people say they want him, he will consider it.

“He has said it that whenever we get to that bridge and they want him to cross it, he will consider it.”

But Gulak said it would be difficult for Buhari to become President.

He said that apart from not being a politician, the former head of state was not a mobliser. He added that there was no way politicians, who Buhari overthrew in 1983 would embrace him.

He said the PDP was the most organised political party in the country, adding that existence of regional parties did not augur well for the polity.

Gulak added, “The PDP sitting up is what I see happening. That  PDP will lose power to the opposition is an illusion as far as I am concerned.”

He said merger could only succeed if politicians were ready to build “political bridges.”

Gulak stated, “The CPC (Congress for Progressive Change)  is a regional party. The ACN (Action Congress of Nigeria) is a regional party. If they can come together, to form a formidable political party with a clear manifesto to Nigerians; it will make the PDP to be more prepared and be more organised. We need such mergers, if it going to be possible.”

Meanwhile, the intrigues in the power play within the national leadership of the PDP took another turn as all the deputy national officers of the party on Tuesday in Abuja, passed a vote of confidence in their National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur.

Addressing reporters after a meeting, the leader of the group, Senator Umar Tsauri, said they met to felicitate with Tukur on the New Year and at the same time deliberate on issues affecting the party.

Tsauri, who is the PDP Deputy National Auditor, described as “very fruitful” their deliberations with Tukur and stressed that their discussions was for the benefit of the party.

He stressed that they were in support of Tukur’s leadership and they had no problem in passing a vote of confidence in him.

“Today we told the National Chairman of the party of his leadership capabilities and the way he manages crisis and we are confidence in his style of leadership.

“Our meeting with him was fruitful and we discuss the development of the party. We pass a vote of confidence on him.”

Source: Punch Newspaper

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27 Comments

27 Comments

  1. Shade Ogbonna on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    He will remain a serial loser….useless coup plotter mtweee!!!!

  2. Ruth Ohio-Ogbeni on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    this Buhari tin na do or die?

  3. Rabiu Mohammed on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    @shade u are just an illiterate.@ruth go and ur forethers

  4. Idongesit Ukpong on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    But he seems to be too ambitious to lead nigeria.something must be in his sleeves.let God’s will be done.

  5. Shade Ogbonna on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Rabiu i can’t exchange words with a POTENTIAL SUICIDE BOMBER!! useless POWER DRUNKS…IDIOTS!!

  6. Rabiu Mohammed on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I have said it already you are damn illiterate MUMULITY OF UR TYPE

  7. Ibrahim Babangida on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    bcos e can figh for me n u

  8. Ibrahim Babangida on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    shade u very uselees. but i cant blame u dat is hw awolow betray igo .

  9. dd

    January 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Who want u? NO mind dem na joke dem dey joke oooo, Buhari go rest, we no need more blood abeg, we’re praying 4 blood shed 2 end. So pls go rest or abi u don 4get ur promise 2 Nijia? Gen. Blood-sucker.

  10. Sani Muhammad on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Its either get reach or die tryin!!!

  11. Abubakar Bala Garba-isah on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    That’s the best candidate for that party & the country at large.

  12. Amaka Iberosi on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Dis buhari wan rule naija by all means pls there must be something dis man has in mind to do in dis nigeria.he is determined to turn niaja into Islamic state ! Holy ghost fire!

  13. Nasseer Garba on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    We also want him to be there and still ever ready to vote for General again despite all the challenges previosly faced.

  14. Usman Moh'd

    January 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I wonder why people become disturb n scared whenever Buhari is mention. All these abuses n slunder is not the right way to show your dislike for the man. As they said about Jonathan that he is free to contest in 2015 so as Buhari is also free to contest. If u don’t like him simply don’t vote for him. Thoes that r with him, they should go ahead n do so.

  15. Usman Moh'd

    January 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I wonder why some people become disturb n scared whenever Buhari is mention. All these abuses n slunder is not the right way to show your dislike for the man. As they said about Jonathan that he is free to contest in 2015 so as Buhari is also free to contest. If u don’t like him simply don’t vote for him. Thoes that r with him, they should go ahead n do so.

  16. Nasseer Garba on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I doesn’t care with what our useless enemies will say. Local champions who knows nothing than triberlism and sectionalism. Nigeria in 2015 is for Buhari. insha Allah.

  17. Abdulhamid Muhammad on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    General,no body cn change naija,i except ALLAH,I agree dat u cn d ur best!!!

  18. Buna Samson on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    What exactly did he 4got in dat office cos people hv started thinking d other way round(interior motive I supposed)

  19. Esegine Trinity on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Buhari wil nt contest ooh

  20. Obiarije Ikenna on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    No he’s a boko Haram sponsor.

  21. Obiarije Ikenna on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    No he’s a boko Haram sponsor.

  22. Christopher Okamigbo on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Never ..boko haram can’t rule this country..never

  23. Stella Zoaka on Facebook

    January 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Na by force

  24. Johnson

    January 31, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Buhari and his cohorts should go and sleep. I see, some people in this country ignorantly think that Nigeria is their birth right. How can a blood letting man like Buhari who has thrown this country into succesive blood shed simply bcos they lost election become president

  25. Johnson

    January 31, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Buhari and his cohorts should go and sleep Nigeria has come of age. I see, some people in this country ignorantly think that Nigeria is their birth right. How can a blood letting man like Buhari who has thrown this country into succesive blood shed simply bcos they lost election become president

  26. buccis

    January 31, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    THIS MAN had chance n he ruled…there r other people who ve vision let them b given oppurtunity….pls let him enjoy his old age nig problem need warm blooded youth….as 2 next election I don’t ve anybody in mind now but my earnest prayer would b ans – disintegration of PDP because Goodluck would come back either in PDP or not – PDP will surely shatter except GOODLUCK wont contest at all.i like it because I want election 2 b personality thing not party thing.

  27. idris

    January 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    if buhari want to rule, let him campain against boko harm now, then i will think right as of now, but for now i think good luck is still better that buhari, because goodluck is terrio by fuel while byhari is blood sucker so, let ALLAH help us now.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Communications minister, Isa Pantami

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The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

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