APC Presidential Ticket: Buhari, Kwankwaso, Others Meet on Emergence of Northern Candidate
As the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) works out the guidelines for its presidential primary election slated for later in the year, leaders of the party from the North-west geopolitical zone have started strategising to ensure that the presidential ticket of the party is clinched by a candidate from the north.
In this regard, it gathered that former military Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), Governors Aliyu Magatakarda Wammako of Sokoto State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, held a closed-door meeting on Sunday in Kaduna to ensure that a northerner clinches the APC presidential ticket.
Sources said the meeting was summoned by the National Vice-Chairman of the APC in the North-west zone, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir.
Discussions at the meeting, sources disclosed, centred on how to raise resources for the primary election and fine-tune modalities for the successful emergence of a northern candidate.
The APC chieftains were said to have discussed how to dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the North-west zone by producing majority of the governors and lawmakers during the 2015 general elections.
Buhari and Kwankwaso are believed to be nursing presidential ambitions in 2015, although the duo are yet to make their intentions public.
However, a source privy to the meeting declined to state which of the men – Buhari or Kwankwaso – would be the preference of the North-west should both men decide to throw their hats into the ring.
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