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CPC/ACN Alliance: Tinubu, Others Demand S/West V-President Slot


There were strong indications last night that alliance talks between the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) would be sealed in the next few days.While the parties seem to be moving towards a deal that could concede the presidential ticket to former military head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), our investigations revealed that the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led-ACN is insisting on producing Buhari’s running mate.


However, LEADERSHIP gathered yesterday night that the alliance would be requesting the ACN presidential candidate, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, to produce the governorship candidate of Adamawa State, his home state. He would also play a high profile role in the alliance that could match the status of a presidential candidate of a major party.

Some ranking officials of the party, sympathetic to the success of the talks, have however, complained that Tinubu was the mastermind of the MoU, adding that they were not aware of it.

The source, however, said they expect all issues relating to the alliance to be settled by Tuesday.

“The talks between the CPC and the ACN are almost concluded; in the next few days the details of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two parties would be made public,” our source added.

The source also said that the details of the MoU could be available before the end of next week.

The committee set up to hammer out details of the alliance was said to have met in General Buhari’s room at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja last night to decide on the best possible running mate for Buhari on the joint ticket.

But Ribadu’s political strategist, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi ,told LEADERSHIP last night that Ribadu still remained the presidential candidate of the ACN.

Olorunyomi, said the ACN leadership was yet to inform the party’s presidential candidate of any alliance as at yesterday night. “Those who are pushing the alliance discussions are doing it for their own selfish interest; they are doing that to de-value Ribadu’s political interest,” he said.

But another source within the ACN  said, “Tinubu is under tremendous pressure from all kinds of politicl interests to key into the alliance project.”

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