ACN Frustrated Alliance Deal With CPC - Buhari
SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, (THEWILL) - The Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change(CPC), General Muhammadu Buhari has described the allegation making the rounds that he was responsible for the inability of his party and the ACN to forge an alliance ahead of Saturday polls as baseless and unfounded.
While stressing that the decisive moment Nigeria enters this weekend requires sobriety on the part of leaders who care about the fate of the suffering people of Nigeria, General Buhari said his response was only to set the record straight about this misinformation.
He explained that he embraced the renewed talks between the two parties in the best interest of millions of Nigerians yearning for change with great enthusiasm.
"The talks however ran into difficulties when the ACN insisted the only conditions for agreement was that they must produce the Vice President. By the electoral laws, this was virtually impossible before this election. We suggested that they should let us jointly go into the elections and jointly form the government after our victory. But our friends were not ready to take us on our honour and went to the media," the presidential candidate said in a media statement by his spokesman, Yinka Odumakin.
While regretting the inability to get the parties to agree to harness their electoral fortunes before Saturday, General Buhari said the task at hand is to get rid of the PDP at the polls through voters mass turnout and eternal vigilance from accreditation to the final announcement of results.
He called on millions of his supporters across Nigeria to troop out en masse on Saturday and vote him in as the President:
"This is our finest hour to get the PDP out and we must not miss it. The rigging machine must be smashed on Saturday," he concluded.