Buhari, Atiku, Others Cleared for APC Presidential Primaries

The Presidential Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC has cleared Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State, and Atiku Abubakar, Former Vice President to contest in the party’s presidential primaries slated for Wednesday, December 10.

Other aspirants cleared by the party include Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Kano State governor and Sam Nda-Isaiah, Publisher of Leadership Newspaper.

Before their clearance, the aspirants who were screened on Tuesday had signed an undertaking not to decamp to any other party if they failed to get the party ticket. They also pledged to support whoever emerges as candidate after the primaries.

Before presenting clearance certificates to the five aspirants, Ogbonnaya Onu, the Committee Chairman and former National Chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, said it was high time Nigerians made a decision whether to continue with the present state of affairs in the country or effect a positive change.

Onu noted that the problems facing Nigeria have persisted not because they are insurmountable, but because the nation has not found the right leadership.

He added that the APC was formed to fill the vacuum and provide the leadership required for the nation’s development.

“Are we going to allow a situation where the rule of law is violated and there is no orderliness whatsoever? This is a choice for Nigerians. The ruling party has had 16 years and so, it is not a question of making promises. We are judging them on their records because they told us that within two years, there will be regular and reliable supply of power for 24 hours a day and seven days a week. This is the 16th year and that promise has not been fulfilled,” Onu said.

He therefore urged Nigerians to try the APC and give the party a chance to show that the problems in the country can be solved.

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