Muhammadu Buhari, the National Leader of the soon to be defunct Congress for Progessive Change (CPC) and one of the major movers of the new opposition mega party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has declared that his 2015 presidential ambition is very much alive notwithstanding the merger of opposition parties.
Speaking through the spokesman for the CPC, Rotimi Fashakin, Buhari told newsmen that "It is not true that Gen. Buhari is stepping down. He will make himself available for the 2015 election if he is accepted by the new arrangement. If he is not accepted, he is a democrat, he will not force himself on the party”
Sounding sure of himsef, Fashakin said it is their belief that the new party, APC, will see the wisdom of fielding Buhari in 2015. Said he “Many people do not understand the average northerner. The preponderance of these people is in rural areas. These are people Gen. Buhari is popular with. The general belief is that Gen. Buhari is adjudged as a leader.
“There are not many of these northern elements that have the kind of popularity that Gen. Buhari has. The electoral value of Gen. Buhari is never in doubt. It is a fact. He has created a niche for himself.”
“The truth of the matter is that Buhari is a man with amazing and remarkable character. He is a dependable leader in terms of service delivery”
It has been widely opined by major pundit that ambition is likely to tear apart the new party as none of the aspiring Presidential candidates would want to step down for the other and with Buhari's declaration those fears seem to be reasonable.