Thursday, December 19, 2013
APC Winning Atiku Over, Plots Obasanjo's Defection
Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday in Abuja met with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, to woo him over to the party`s fold.
Former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, after the meeting told newsmen that the (APC) was working on modalities to also meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“We have the intention of meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as soon as he is available so that we will tell him how we evolve APC.
“And then, we will
ask for his understanding and cooperation. This is what we have been doing,’’ Buhari said.
Atiku, who spoke at the meeting, said that a strong opposition was necessary in every democracy to checkmate the activities of the government in power.
The former vice president said the APC was a strong opposition that would give Nigerians better alternatives in every election.
“I will consult with my political associates all over the country and then make an announcement later,’’ Atiku said.