Presidential candidate of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress, Mohammadu Buhari, meets with US Secretary of State at the US Consulate in Lagos January 25, 2015. US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that peaceful and timely el ~ AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
Abuja - President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has declined attempts to drag him into the ongoing intrigues surrounding the election of the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, reports The Cable.
Buhari’s decision not to get involved in the politics of the National Assembly is because he does not want to be seen as an interloper.
He had told leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who have approached him to intervene in intrigues, that he was ready to work with whoever is elected as the Senate President as well as the Speaker.
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He had told the leaders that he does not want people to see him as dictator because that was the tag his opponents have put on him since he started bidding for the Presidency in 2003
Buhari's resolve not to get involved has unsettled many of the leaders of the party, who believe that he has to put his feet on the ground to forestall the looming crisis in the party.
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