Nigeria 2015: It is ‘too late’ for APC to pick consensus presidential candidate – Atiku

One of the presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has stated that it is ‘too late’ for the party to adopt a consensus candidate for next year’s presidential election.

Atiku Abubakar, who is also a former vice president, stated this while speaking to journalists in Bauchi on Sunday.

“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. Abubakar said.

According to him, it is one of the tenets of best practices in democracy for candidates to be allowed to test their popularity.

Commenting on his relationship with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Abubakar said they have a good relationship.

“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,” he said.

The former Nigerian vice president held a closed-door meeting with APC stakeholders in Bauchi as the party prepares for its primaries set to hold next month.

Apart from Mr. Abubakar, other aspirants who have indicated interest to run for president on the platform of the party are Muhammadu Buhari, Sam Nda-Isiah, Rochas Okorocha, and Aminu Tambuwal.


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  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    PDP-1 and PDP-2

    I can’t wait for Buhari to be removed from APC ………………….. the moment Buhari is removed from APC ….. then APC will become PDP-2

  • Mamman Bako

    It is 88 days to elections and APC still has no candidate for presidency. Atiku and co are just confusing the situation. Too bad!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Yet, the party, APC, remains more popular and acceptable than PDP and Mr. Jonothing!

  • Nothern Sellout Adviser

    A simple political Arithmetic for APC presidential bigwig nomination, chances to win or loss the election and dilemma of Tinubu and other cabals:

    Option 1. Go on primaries, Atiku wins, APC’s high danger of losing 50% votes and eventual presidential election.

    Option 2. Go on consensus, Buhari wins, detestable to cabals, APC’s high chance of winning presidential election.

    3. Go on manipulations (“magu-magu”), Tambuwal wins, meeting the interest of cabals, APC’s high danger of losing 40% votes and eventual presidential election.

    Equation emerged:

    Corrupt self-centered versus people choice vs cables sponsored . . . = ????

    Now neither Tinubu nor the cabals can make the equation balanced.

    Can you help out??!!

    • Otile

      Let Islamic APC go to hell.

      • Aminu

        Let Christian PDP go to bottom of hellfire with Satan

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Aminu, when you rush into a pit latrine in order to slap and apprehend a thief, you will equally emerge from the latrine no different from the thief.

          Why did you justify that remark by Otile for any reason?

          Did you not notice how he was ignored by everybody else for what he is – a bigot?

  • Mr. Abdin

    Baba Atiku you are absolutely right the best form of consensus is free and fair primaries and that is what we are clamouring for in the APC, so that the failure called PDP will be shown the way out in 2015.

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  • Spoken word

    Atiku all I will say is that you should be able to sacrifice for your country.a messy primaries only makes it easier for the clueless one to comeback.All hands should be on deck to flush the incompetents out of office.

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  • favourtalk

    He has spoken but anytime is the best because they best player will win and it’s better that the strategy works well cos it’s not easy to send evil out of aso rock. It needs to be planned well. We need change from those vultures at the villa

  • MushinSpeaks

    APC will scale through all hurdles and present a formidable candidate to get the peoples mandate! Victory is certain; the change has come.

    • umolu

      The newspaper man may have a chance from the APC pack. He is one of them that is one of us by fa ith. The country will continue to grow economically but not under a malam because they cannot differentiate between their private wallet and public treasury . Show me one that knows how to grow the economy.Our country has only moved forward when we have a Christian leadership.This is not the time to poison the well but the truth must be told no matter how bitter. The alternative to the Jonathan administration that is especially so embarrassing weak on security and corruption may lie on one of them that is one of us.

  • Peter

    In an election that is barely three months away and APC is still scheming for ‘the best candidate’, I think this party is a joker. They are already in tatters because the party is ill-conceived. This is what you get when all the candidates of a political party is from one region and all hungry for power. The same urge to become president forced the allied to sacrifice their individual parties for the APC. At the onset the proponents of this merger thought only one thing: to ally, snatch political powers from PDP and return powers to the north. They forgot that each one of them want to be president and that the central urge will eventually be their undoing.

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  • sir Oscie

    Atiku is very correct. This is not time for any of the aspirants to be thinking of the easy way out but time for all to be on the final lap of the campaign with the people and hope for the best result possible.
    I have no doubt that my preferred candidate Atiku Abubakar will emerge winner and become the party’s flag bearer because he is very prepared and experience for the task ahead and I believe he will do very well if we give him our mandate come 2015.
    His popularity is cut across the entire country as any true leader should and with him CHANGE is sure.
    #ANigeriaForAll.

    • True Nigerian

      O di egwu! O di nnoo egwu! PDP people are now turning into fans of Atiku Abubakar, because they are afraid of a Buhari ticket. I dey hear. You will know that APC governors are not idyots.

      • sir Oscie

        No one is calling anyone names just stating raw facts.

  • True Nigerian

    Atiku, I respect your right to run. But you can’t do all the ashawo partisanship and then come into APC to start sounding as if APC owes you a right to get whatever your wish is. I’m sure that Tinubu will not forget how you dumped AC immediately after the 2007 election despite the fact that ACN gave you that ticket on a platter of gold after you bruised and harassed by Obasanjo’s PDP in 2007.

    You see, Buhari is the most consistent politician in Nigeria today. But then, the truth is that everybody knows you are more adept at party politics than Buhari. So if they give you the primaries to “fight it out” as you have suggested, and you turn out to be the winner, then it is a disaster for APC – because you cannot win Jonathan. An APC ticket given to you is like a losing ticket given to APC and a winning ticket given to PDP.

    You have lost the character, reputation, aura and charisma to beat Jonathan. With Halliburton ati the American bribe merchant named Jefferson, your record on corruption is as bad as Jonathan’s record. You don’t inspire hope on corruption. As a customs officer, you are wealthier than some states in Nigeria. How do you explain that? How much was your salary that should give you that kind of money? And if APC gives you ticket, how am I going to be campaigning for you each time I am reminded that there is absolutely no difference between you and Jonathan? How are you going to respond each time Jonathan’s people say that you are Jefferson’s accomplice? Will you simply deny it or say that it doesn’t matter or say that you are corrupt but that Jona is more corrupt than you or say that you are corrupt but that it doesn’t matter or say that you are yet to be convicted by any court? Is that still a proof of innocence in the cesspit called Nigeria? Even Mohammed Abacha can now say the same thing since the charges against him was corruptly withdrawn by Jona’s government of settlement and Nigeria’s most corrupt attorney general.

    Atiku, please, you and Tambuwal should stand out of the way and give Nigerians a chance to use Buhari’s goodwill to kick out this evil that has been eating into the soul of this country since 1984 and have only got worse since 1999.

    • umolu

      Thank you my friend, except for the portion of giving the retired General a chance. He can find a chance for himself! Why is it hard for Mr A A to tell the Nigerian people what happened between him and Mr William Jefferson in the CIA driven limousine ride.Mr Jefferson, a former Louisiana Congressman is at the moment doing time in a federal prison. You were given time to finish up as a seating vice president. Now you are no longer a vice president so when are coming to shop in New York? You go shopping in Dubai and elsewhere but when are you going to show your face here dude? That might help your nomination and eventual victory. Lucky man!

  • Nuorah

    Atiku is a Man that believe in democracy that is why people are respecting him. Primaries is the best option for APC Presidential candidates coming 2015 elections.

  • OMOLOYIN

    The change that we so much desire is here and APC will make sure that the right person to bring the CHANGE will emerge.
    #Jonathanmustgo