By Segun Odeleye
On Friday, it was Bola Tinubu who said at the call-to-bar ceremony organised by the Nigeria Law School in Abuja, that the APC was not all about him. The former governor sought to present a counter-narrative from the widely held belief that the new party was a Bola Tinubu and Muhammadu Buhari affair.
On Saturday, it was the turn of the former military Head of State, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to continue the narrative. Buhari said at an APC event in Kano that the new party was not about him.
He also said that he has no anointed candidate for any political position in the country.
Speaking in Kano at a sensitisation workshop, organised by the Kano APC Forum for Peace and Equity, Buhari said that whoever wanted to aspire to any position was free to do so.
Represented by a former member of the House of Representatives, Faruk Aliyu, he said: ‘’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 urged members of the parties which merged to close ranks so as to ensure the success of the APC in future elections.
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.’’