by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo
General Muhamadu Buhari hass again ignored calls for generational shift to allow younger candidates contest the 2015 elections, even as he continues with his plans on declaring his ambition on october 8. He has also continued the mobilisation of his teeming supporters.
One of such moves is today’s plan by the former head of state to address a collection of several youth support groups from various parts of Abuja
However, one of the groups working towards the realisation of Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s presidential bid, the Kwakwasiyya Forum, has remained unrelenting in its call on Buhari to forgo his fourth attempt to become Nigeria’s president.
Kwakwasiyya believes further that the rivalry between Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar may tear apart the APC.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja yesterday through its Edo State coordinator, Mr. Francis Ikonomwan, the pro-Kwankwaso group said it had started working round the clock to reach out to the delegates and ensure that Kwankwaso emerge as APC’s presidential standard bearer.
“We want a paradigm shift; we want a change from the old order and this is why people are clamouring for a realistic change. We have looked at the track record and Kwankwaso is the man that actually meets the demands of the people.
“As for Alhaji Atiku, he has lost integrity, you may see people around him, they are hired crowds. Nigerians don’t want him. On General Buhari, he is a man we used to respect, he is a man Nigerians hold in high esteem, but we are surprised that he will be declaring next week.
“Remember he told us after the 2011 elections that he will not contest again and we expect him to stick to his words as a man of integrity. If he contests again, that shows that he is no longer a man of integrity.
“I want to say that the ambitions of Atiku and General Buhari will tear APC apart. What is best for them is to come behind a younger person and no other person than Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso,” he said.