- Category: Politics
- Published on Monday, 16 April 2012 10:49
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The former head of state, General Muha-mmadu Buhari, has said he may not contest the 2015 presidential election.
The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has, however, commended Buhari for what it described as his statesmanship, which he demonstrated clearly by throwing the 2015 presidential race open for the younger generation and offering to quit while the ovation was loudest.
It also saluted the avowed commitment of the former leader over his struggle to better the lives of Nigerians.
In a reaction, CNPP said “Buhari is still hale and hearty, as fiddle as a gazelle; however, it is our candid view that Buhari, as a pivot and rallying point of a granite coalition of progressive political parties, not necessarily a presidential candidate, stands in a better position to wage the struggle of salvaging and rescuing Nigerians from the stranglehold of electro-phobia.
“Accordingly, while we shop for his replacement across the length and breadth of the country, we call on Buhari to stand by his position and lead the vanguard to vote out the PDP without the distraction of presidential candidature.
“In this context, he will undoubtedly carve his name in gold and enroll in the hall of fame of democracy in Nigeria.”