The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said there is no plan for sole candidacy for President Muhammadu Buhari in the coming presidential election.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, on Wednesday while addressing reporters in Ilorin, Kwara state, said that other interested members of the party had the right to come forth and give Buhari a fight for the APC’s sole ticket, adding they were delighted that Buhari had finally made known his intention to re-contest for the presidency.
He said, “The declaration had given the party a kind of direction because the 2019 general elections were around the corner.
“The party was initially not too clear about the direction the president wanted its members to go, but that with his declaration, they had seen a clear signal for the way forward.”
“It is normal for other people to want to contest for the position of president,”
“The party’s constitution allowed other members to also express similar interest while the party would finally take a decision.”
For now, Buhari is the only aspirant that had made his plan public and the APC has resolved to go in contrast to what the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, did ahead of 2015 elections when it shutout other presidential hopefuls by printing only one nomination form for former President Goodluck Jonathan.