Major stakeholders of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Northern Nigeria including former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, governors of Kano, Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, senators, members of House of Representatives and state assemblies from the region on Saturday, unanimously agreed to join forces with other parts of the country to vote out President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.
In a communiqué issued in Kaduna after their meeting, the stakeholders vowed to vote out the ruling PDP, which they described as corrupt, disastrous and a clueless government.
The communiqué read in part:
“The meeting after extensive and lively deliberations on the state of the nation, the party and the upcoming 2015 elections affirmed as follows:
“Its commitment to the unity and continuous existence of Nigeria as a democratic, progressive nation committed to the wellbeing of all Nigerians. The commitment of all stakeholders on sustaining and strengthening the unity of the APC as the political force in the country and resolved as follows:
“Work closely and diligently with all members of the party across the country to ensure the ousting of the corrupt, disastrous and clueless PDP government in the 2015 elections. To provide a level playing field to all those who aspire to contest for public office on the platform of the party through its internal democratic processes.
It also reiterates what APC government will do for the country, “That the incoming APC government in 2015 will make security of life and property of all citizens, respect for the rule of law and good governance its top most priority”.