Chief Ayo Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, has said that APC will win the 2015 elections if the party picks General Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babatunde Fashola as its Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates.
He said this in statement on Thursday and said that the Buhari/Fashola ticket is best option. He said the combination of Buhari and Fashola would be the perfect option to seize power from the PDP in the presidential election.
“A Buhari/Fashola combination stands to offer lot of advantages. We all know Buhari as a man of good virtue, who did not corruptly enrich himself. The APC stands a better chance to defeat President Goodluck Jonathan who has been endorsed as the sole candidate of the PDP for the 2015 presidential election.
“A Buhari/Fashola team would give the Peoples Democratic Party a good fight in the presidential elections.
“The antecedents of Buhari as a military head of state in terms of war against indiscipline and corruption and Fashola’s self-discipline and accountability would give the APC the long-sought exalted seat of the president of the country.”
Akande also commended Fashola’s achievements in Lagos, saying that he deserved a higher responsibility, having performed well as governor for eight years.
“Fashola will make a good president but if the presidency is zoned to the North, then he will make a perfect running mate to Buhari,” he said.
It remains unclear who the party will pick as the vice-presidential candidate of the party but this will be majorly hinged on who emerges ate the candidate of the party.