By Umar Muhammad Puma
Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Lawal Shuaibu, said most of the leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have secretly resolved to support the candidacy of General Mohammadu Buhari.
“Let me tell you, I never said it before but I should say it now that the leaders of the PDP from the North are resolved for Buhari come February 14th 2015, go and write it down and say I told you this. Forget what they are telling you, forget what they are telling Nigerians, of course man must eat but when it comes to that day you will see what is going to happen.”
Speaking to journalist in Abuja yesterday he said the kind of change that is going to blow in 2015 general elections does not have respect for the power of incumbency, adding that “When Nigerians are resolved they go all the whole hog to realize the revolution.”
Shuaibu also said opinion of some leaders of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) against Buhari does not hold water, saying the group “is not a political organisation, it is a cultural organisation. So, what anybody from that organisation say does not reflect on the political opinion of the generality of the people in the North.”
On whether election will hold in the three states under the emergency rule, he said “elections were held in Afghanistan, legislative elections were also held in Syria, elections were equally held in Iraq. So, insurgency is not an impediment. The people in the Northeast are too eager to use their vote and express their opinions as regards the incumbent government because they feel highly disenchanted.