Tambuwal joins APC presidential race, picks forms - SEEPMUZiK BLOG


Friday, 14 November 2014

Tambuwal joins APC presidential race, picks forms

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has joined the race to become the President of the country in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, which he defected to two weeks ago.Media aides of the Speaker, who joined the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party, confirmed that “friends and associates” bought the presidential nomination form of the party for Tambuwal, who became the Speaker of the House in 2011.

Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Imam Imam‎, told our correspondent on the telephone on Thursday, “Earlier today, some friends and associates of the Speaker notified him that they have bought presidential nomination forms for him.”Our correspondent learnt that members of the APC in the House opted to pay for the nomination form for the Speaker to contest the 2015 presidential poll.

Seepent Muzikblog gathered on Thursday that the members reportedly reached ‎out to one another soon after it turned out that Tambuwal showed interest in the presidential race early this week.Attempts by the APC to pick a presidential candidate by consensus appeared to have failed after talks between the stakeholders reportedly collapsed by Wednesday.

The contest was initially between former Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.But,we learnt that the entry of Tambuwal into the race had further compounded the situation in the APC.Investigations showed that the lawmakers had reasoned that Tambuwal was a “poor speaker”, who would not be able to afford the N27m  the APC fixed as the cost of the form.