30th October, 2014
The All Progressives Congress on Wednesday presented its presidential aspirants to members at its mini convention in Abuja.
Those present were former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State. Conspicuously missing from the line-up was former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.
Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who presented the presidential aspirants at the convention said Atiku was not in the country. He explained that Atiku travelled abroad.
The presidential aspirants who took turns to speak to their members assured them that they are only contesting the highest office to bring about the much needed change that Nigerians crave.
In his message, Okorocha said: “President Jonathan is not the problem of the APC. The only problem is to produce an acceptable, presentable candidate to defeat PDP.
“If my presidency will not end insurgency, put food on the table for the common man, produce free education to university level, then may it not work,” Okorocha said.
Kwankwaso on his part, thanked delegates who were present for his declaration on Tuesday saying, “APC as a party is here to save our great country Nigeria”.
In his message, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari said he was happy and overwhelmed by how the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal announced his switch to APC.
“I had to ask questions and I was told he is a lawyer. It takes a lawyer to do what he did; declare and send everyone on holidays. I am overwhelmed,” Buhari said.