Buhari’s return: APC bigwigs allegedly turn to PDP for 2019 presidential ticket
- Some leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly started romancing PDP ahead of 2019 election
- They were said to have sought alternative from PDP following the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London on August 19
- An APC stalwart is also said to have started talking with PDP over his imminent return to the party
Some senior members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) mostly from the northern part of the country are presently jittery over the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom (UK).
New Telegraph investigations revealed that following the prolonged stay of the president in London, some APC bigwigs who are jostling to succeed him should he fail to re-contest the 2019 election began scheming and opened consultations, but have suddenly slowed down.
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Legit.ng gathered that one of the APC presidential hopefuls recently made overtures to PDP in the course of its recently held non-elective National Convention in Abuja.
A highly placed source told New Telegraph that the APC stalwart has already started talking with PDP over his imminent return to the party.
He said: “One of the presidential aspirants of APC in 2019 has been making overtures to PDP in the light of the signals that he may not likely get the ticket in APC.
“He actually expressed his intentions to foot the party’s logistic at the non-elective convention to the tune of N50 million. Of course, the party rejected his offer, but that is one of the many overtures PDP has been getting from potential defectors from APC.”
It was learnt that another presidential hopeful in APC wanted to bankroll the PDP convention held last year.
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An influential member of PDP confirmed that some loyalists of the APC leaders have been returning to PDP. “Alignment and other things are going on in PDP."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency has alerted the public on an orchestrated campaign to smear the good name of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, by a section of the press.
Watch this Legit.ng video and see the way Buhari's return was recently celebrated: