A former military Head of State, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he has no anointed candidate for any political position in the country.
Buhari, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), said this on Saturday in Kano at a sensitisation workshop, organised by the Kano APC Forum for Peace and Equity.
The former head of state said that he had no candidate and urged anybody who wanted to aspire to any post to feel free to do so.
‘’Buhari has not anointed anybody as a candidate, so whoever people want is his candidate.
‘’Whoever emerges for the party as the people’s candidate at the local, state or presidential level is Buhari’s candidate. So Buhari’s candidate is the people’s candidate,’’ he said.
According to him, the APC as a party is not concerned about Buhari as a person or anybody but about the future of Nigeria and Nigerians.
He urged members of the parties which merged to close ranks so as to ensure the success of the APC in future elections.
Buhari was represented by a former member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Faruk Aliyu.
Earlier, the former governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who was also represented, stressed the importance of unity among the APC’s members.
‘’ APC has a history of unity because it came into being following the decision of three parties to merge.’’
Also speaking, the chairman of the forum, Alhaji Umar El-Yakub, urged the party’s leaders to avoid politics of hate, deceit and selfish interest in order to achieve its objectives.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that five of the seven governors in the splinter group of the People’s Democratic Party formally announced their merger with the APC on Tuesday