2015: Lawmaker claims APC will collapse if Buhari is not their presidential aspirant

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Sep 4th, 2014
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apc-BROOMAlhaji Kawu Sumaila, a lawmaker representing Takai Federal Constituency of Kano State, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would collapse if former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, is not allowed to run as the presidential candidate of the party in 2015.

Sumaila, who spoke with newsmen in Kaduna, noted that attempt to bring any other member of the party to run for the presidency, would spell doom for the party even at all levels of governance.

He said: “I am taking this position because I know that Buhari is tested and trusted, and so, I believe that only him can salvage the APC in 2015, and any attempt to field any other person may kill the party.

“By the special grace of God, APC will bring the positive change Nigerians are yearning for. I am calling on every member of the party to cooperate with our leader, Buhari, to contest and win the election.”

Meanwhile, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Alhaji Umaru Dembo, has disclosed that General Buhari would soon make a public declaration to contest the 2015 presidential election.

Speaking last Sunday during the inauguration of Hon. Isa Ashiru Campaign Team for Kaduna State gubernatorial seat under APC, the former minister said Buhari would make his intention known as soon as he returns from overseas trip.

“There have been speculations that Buhari will anoint Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State as a preferred presidential candidate because he will not contest himself, having vied for the presidency on three previous elections.

“But I want to dispel the rumour because General Muhammadu Buhari will contest the 2015 election, rather than anointing another candidate”, he said.

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