Amidst speculations, the presidential candidate of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and the leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Bola Tinubu is said to have reached conclusions to have a joint Buhari/Tinubu ticket come 2015 .
A CPC chieftain and governorship candidate in the 2011 elections in Enugu State, Mr. Osita Okachukwu, told LEADERSHIP SUNDAY that both parties have learnt a lot from the mistakes and misfortune of the 2011 elections, and that both leaders had agreed to bury all differences this time and forge ahead with the joint Buhari/Tinubu ticket .
It would be recalled that prior to 2011 elections , CPC had proposed a joint ticket with the ACN but the merger for some reasons failed. Recently, Gen. Buhari visited the ACN leader, Bola Tinubu at his Lagos residence. The visit once again heightened speculations on a possible joint ticket against the PDP-led government come 2015.
Okachukwu, said Nigeria was drifting towards a failed state and that opposition parties have agreed not to fold their arms and watch but to come together and do what ever was necessary to rescue the country.
“The CPC Renewal Committee, led by former minister of FCT, Ahmed el-Rufai did the ground work for the coming together of Gen. Buhari and Ahmed Tinubu for effective political collaboration and merger and this has yielded positive results.
The two leaders have agreed to bury whatever differences they had, so the joint ticket this time is certain, that I think will be made public when the time comes. “With the joint ticket, it is certain that the bandied 60 years of PDP rule in Nigeria has come to an end”, he stressed .