Information available to 247ureports.com indicates the permultations against the 2015 presidential election project appears to have reached near climax inside the offices of the major opposition parties of the Action Congress of Nigeria [ACN] and Congress for Progressive Change [CPC]. This is according to credible information received from Adamawa State revealing that the CPC and ACN has initiated veiled talks for a merger to forge a common front against the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].
Following a recent meeting held in Lagos by the leaders of both parties [CPC and ACN] of which the former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu and the former military dictator of Nigeria, Gen Buhari were in attendance, the parties agreed in principle for the two parties to forge a common front to produce the same candidate for the Presidential elections of 2015 to topple the candidate of the ruling party.
It was also agreed in principle for talks to begin on the possible merger of the two parties. According to a source involved in developing romance between the two political parties. The source indicates that representatives from the two parties have begun hamonizing the details to the merger. The two parties have also begun work on the constitutions of the two parties with intention to generate a new constitution and a new party flag. It is uncertain what name the involved parties are going to conclude on but it is certain that the two parties have begun delibrations on a new name.
Meanwhile, independent inquiry by 247ureports.com reveals that the two parties are presently experiencing a quiet lockjam on who to present as the presidential flag bearer 2015. It was gathered that stakeholders within the CPC are uneasy with the professed candidacy of Gen Buhari. In particular, the stakeholders within the CPC are said to prefer a younger more socially accepted candidate for the party. Some within the party point to the likely candidacy of the former Minister to the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] Abuja, Malam Nasiru El Rufai. The stakeholders within the ACN are also uneasy with the candidacy of Gen Buhari. One of the stakeholders who spoke to our correspondent noted that it will be preferable if the former dictator to play the role of a “godfather” to produce the next leader rather than imposing his candidacy on the party. “He is not popular outside the north and will not win”
The popular notion among the stakeholders in the two parties point to the candidacy of the current Lagos State [ACN] Governor, Fashola as presidential candidate in tandem with Malam Nasiru El Rufai as running mate.