Leadership Newspaper’s publisher, Sam Nda-Isaiah, has vowed to defeat the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in next year’s general polls, noting that the ongoing debate over the Muslim/Muslim ticket combinations is beside the point.
Nda-Isaiah, a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) wishes to contest the forthcoming Presidential elections and is prepared to battle it out with incumbent President Jonathan.
In a statement issued Saturday, he said although his campaign team was aware of the ongoing ticket debacle, it would not be distracted.
“I’m aware of the raging controversy but for our campaign that is not an issue with us at all. Whether some people are working on a Muslim-Muslim ticket or on a Christian-Christian ticket or on Muslim-Christian ticket or a Christian-Muslim ticket, I intend to win the APC Presidential primary ticket and proceed to defeat President Jonathan because we know how important that is for this country”. He maintained.
A recent report suggested that the APC was considering many options on the best way to present its presidential flag bearer and running mate as it prepares for its national conventions.
Nda-Isaiah, recently stepped down as Chairman of his company, Leadership Newspaper to contest the presidential race.