Former Vice-President of Nigeria, one of the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has noted that it is ‘too late’ for the party to agree a consensus aspirant for coming presidential election.
While speaking to journalists in Bauchi on Sunday Atiku Abubakar, noted:
“It is too late for the party to think of holding a consensus forum for its presidential aspirants but rather, it should conduct a delegate conference where we will fight it out.”
Mr. Atiku added that, it is one of the views of best practices in democracy for aspirants to be permitted to check their popularity.
Mentioning his relationship with ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, former Vice-President said they have a good relationship.
He said, “In spite of my disagreement with Obasanjo on political ground, there is personal cordial relationship between us; I visited him last week at his Ota Farm.’’
The ex Nigerian Vice-President held a closed-door meeting with APC shareholders in Bauchi as the party prepares for its primaries set to hold next month.
Separately from Mr. Abubakar, other candidates who have showed interest to run for president on the platform of the party are Muhammadu Buhari, Sam Nda-Isiah, Rochas Okorocha, and Aminu Tambuwal.
His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has officially declared his intent to run for the 2015 presidential elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on November, 11, despite Yobe bombing, which killed no fewer than 48 students.
Culled from: http://www.naij.com/324597-2015-its-too-late-to-define-apc-presidential-aspirant-by-consensus-atiku.html