by James Sambo
Former Head of State, Rtd Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is set to declare his interest in the 2015 presidential candidate ticket for the All Progressive Congress (APC).
This was made known by an associate of the three-time presidential candidate and former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Rotimi Fashakin.
According to Fashakin, the former head of sate was going to declare his interest “very soon” adding that his camp was confident that he is going to get the party’s consent to fly its flag.
Fashakin said it would be a disservice for the APC if Buhari does not get the ticket.
“General Buhari is the only living Nigerian who poses the greatest threat to President Jonathan’s ambition to rule Nigeria beyond 2015.
On the issue of a generation shift in the Party, the Former CPC executive said that Buhari’s government will have the South African model where Mandela came, rescued his nation from the oppressive apartheid rule.
“He did four years and left the scene for younger people. That is exactly what General Buhari is going to do.
“He will do four years and set the nation on the path of irreversible progress and then leave the scene for the younger generation.”
Buhari who ran for the post of Presidency in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections , is expected to slug it out with Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso; among others for the APC sole presidential ticket.