The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), yesterday, in Abuja said that the leader of the party, General Muhammdu Buhari would continue in active politics for as long as he wished.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Rotimi Fashakin insisted that Gen Buhari only said that he would be involved in politics even as the party was of the position that he could not leave politics as earlier stated.
Fashakin said, “During the visit of some party stakeholders to General Muhammadu Buhari in Kaduna they asked him to join the fray and contest the election in2015, then Gen Buhari said he will continue to be in politics so long as there is pervasive injustice in the land and the dividends of democracy are not being allowed to reach the people they are designed for, and there is marked indiscipline in the nation.
“Gen Buhari did not specifically state that he will contest in 2015, but that he will be in active politics. Actually, during the electioneering campaign in 2011, General Buhari said he was not going to be in the race after that one because it was the third time he contested for the presidency.
“Indeed, the party has looked at the various dysfunctional ties in the nation, and it is our opinion that we still need the presence of Gen Buhari around to carry on the battle. To galvanise the hearts of our party men and faithful across the length and breadth of this nation, he cannot hang his glove in politics like that. The party leadership actually has been putting pressure on him that he cannot just leave politics.
“He is seriously needed in politics and he cannot leave politics because the party is in alliance talks which will snowball into a larger force. What the party has got Gen Buhari doing is political hibernation after 2011. He is going to be very active; he will lead our political negotiations to the various parties and associations, and that has been the much that he has agreed to.