Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has joined the race to become the President of the country in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, which he defected to two weeks ago.
Media aides of the Speaker, who joined the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party, confirmed that “friends and associates” bought the presidential nomination form of the party for Tambuwal, who became the Speaker of the House in 2011.
Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Imam announced on Thursday, “Earlier today, some friends and associates of the Speaker notified him that they have bought presidential nomination forms for him.”
Members of the APC in the House reportedly opted to pay for the nomination form for the Speaker to contest the 2015 presidential poll. Attempts by the APC to pick a presidential candidate by consensus appeared to have failed after talks between the stakeholders reportedly collapsed by Wednesday. The contest was initially between former Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.