Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah,Publisher, Leadership Newspapers has declared his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) even if it means contesting the party primaries against his political mentor and one of the founding fathers of the party, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
Nda-Isaiah made his aspiration public during a courtesy visit to the Lagos headquarters of THIS DAY newspaper company. He said, “I told him (Buhari) tactically that I am in the race. And he said it was politically correct. I went round all those close to him. I have gone far into the race. So, if he decides to contest, I’m going to contest. I will contest against him. I will try everything to make sure that the relationship remains the same. But I wish it would not happen.
Speaking further on his ambition, Nda-Isaiah said, his presidential ambition is aimed at arresting the regressive spate of development Nigeria, he however added that he was yet to begin a full-blown campaign in compliance with the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), his visit was to consult and talk with the people.