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2019: Plot to dump Buhari thickens

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The plot to possibly prevent President Muhamnadu Buhari from having an automatic ticket to contest the 2019 presidential election appears to be thickening by the day, as some prominent political figures of northern extraction have thrown their weights behind the South- West Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which recently demanded an open contest for the coveted ticket.

As an incumbent serving his first term, President Buhari ought to have an automatic ticket or the right of first refusal in the choice of who flies the flag of the party at the polls.

But a former Interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, had at the meeting of the South-West Caucus recently, declared that this convention might not be respected.

Apparently taking a cue from Akande, a former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa told Sunday Telegraph that throwing the political space, open for every eligible aspirant to the position was the best option in a democracy. Musa argued that if the APC was practicing democracy in its true sense, there should be no question of pre-determining candidates for an election, adding that positions should be thrown open to the members of the party.

He also disclosed that the argument espoused by Akande was in tandem with the thinking of the political elite from other parts of Nigeria.

New Telegraph, October 22, 2017

 

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