2015: Buhari, Tinubu meet again in Kaduna
Tinubu met again in Kaduna last night.
The meeting was in furtherance of alliance talks between the two parties aimed at wrestling power from President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
National Mirror learnt that the meeting was held at the Sultan Close residence of Buhari in Kaduna where Tinubu led ACN delegation including Governors Ibikunle Amosun and Kayode-Fayemi of Ogun and Ekiti states respectively. Others in the delegation are former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Audu Ogbe and National Publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Muhammed.
Also at the meeting were CPC chieftains including Senator Abu Ibrahim, former Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Minister, Mallam Nasir El-rufai, former Minister of Works, Dr. Hassan Lawal, CPC governorship candidate in the 2011 elections in Kaduna State, Alhaji Haruna Sa’eed and the Minority Leader, Ka-duna State House of As-sembly, Dr. Shehu Usman among others
A reliable source at the meeting told National Mirror that the two political leaders mapped out strategies on how to form alliance ahead of the 2015 presidency. They also dis-cussed on state of the nation.
The source added that the meeting was in line with the stance of the opposition to commence ear-ly preparation towards the 2015 elections if they are to defeat the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. “As you know, our last experience has shown that late commencement of alliance affected the success among the opposition. This time around two political leaders, Buhari and Tinubu, have agreed to work to-gether to defeat PDP in 2015,” he said.
The two leaders have earlier met in Lagos last month for merger talks.
Before the 2011 elections the ACN and the CPC failed to seal a merger deal which many believed would have been a game changer.
Speaking in an inter-view with journalists after the closed door meeting, Tinubu said the ACN and the CPC are working for a positive change in 2015.
Although he declined to make comments on the speculated plans for the merger of the two po-litical parties, he however said “we are working for a positive change in 2015. We don’t want to perpetually be in opposition as every politician wants the opportunity to govern”.
He also declined to give details of their discussions at the meeting, saying that “as politicians we discussed in general the situation in the country and how we can help ameliorate the problems.”
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