Emerging details indicate some bigwigs with presidential ambitions in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may dump the party if talks with opposition parties come to terms.
These ambitious APC leaders were said to have been talking to Social Democratic Party (SDP), Labour Party (LP), Accord Party(AP) among others following a recent declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019.
Newsheadline247 understands the stakeholders in the APC whose presidential ambitions have been threatened by Mr Buhari’s declaration to contest for a second term have been running from pillar to post to actualise their dream of becoming president of Nigeria.
It was gathered that the Social Democratic Party, the Labour Party, the Accord Party and the Coalition for Nigeria Movement confirmed on Friday that they had been approached by APC governors, senators and other chieftains of the ruling party interested in contesting in the presidential election.
Although the CNM is not a political party, it is a growing political platform established by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, which could have influence on future elections.
However, none of the parties and the CNM was willing to give out the names of the APC chieftains and members of the other parties that had approached them for presidential tickets.
President Buhari had on Monday officially announced his intention to seek re-election in 2019 at the APC National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja.
Though the APC had said that Buhari wouldn’t be the party’s sole aspirant, it is believed in many quarters that he would eventually secure the party’s presidential ticket.