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DPP appoints Buhari as its presidential candidate

2015-03-19 21:22
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with the presidential candidate of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress, Mohammadu Buhari, at the US Consulate in Lagos January 25, 2015. US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that peacefu ~ AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE

Abuja - All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari has received a timely boost to his campaign ahead of the upcoming elections, Naij reported.

Also read: PDP causing Nigerian underdevelopment - Buhari

Buhari has reportedly been adopted by the Democratic Peoples Party(DPP) as its presidential candidate for the upcoming poll.

The decision was announced in a statement signed by the DPP's outgoing national chairman, retired General Bashir Salihu Magashi and acting national chairman, Chief Garshan Benson, after the resolution of the party.

Benson said that the reason behind the decision was due to the party unanimously deciding that the PDP led government had run out of ideas to address the challenges facing the nation.

“The NEC meeting held today at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja, resolved to adopt General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC as the DPP presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections. The resolution came through a motion moved by Mr. Danila Peter Asuno, chairman Edo State and seconded by Hon. Chima E. Nsirim, chairman Rivers State and there was no opposition. It is our view that the PDP as a party in power for 16 years has ran out of ideas on how to manage the current challenges facing the country, hence serious need for change of leadership,” he said.

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