Former Head of State Muhammadu Buhari has been chosen as the APC flagbearer for the 2015 presidential elections.
Buhari had the most votes from delegates the third national convention and presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress. The accreditation of delegates and voting began on Thursday December 10, 2014 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and lasted till about 8.45am on Friday. He had a total of 3430 votes.
Buhari emerged victorious ahead of the other four aspirants of the party —former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso; Publisher of Leadership newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, and Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
In his declaration speech, Buhari pledged to “govern Nigeria in accord with the constitution and rule of law. I will bring all resources necessary to end poverty through ending corruption, promoting broadly-shared economic growth, investing in our country and creating jobs. I will tolerate no religious, regional, ethnic or gender bias.”
Buhari first contested for the presidency in 2007.
The presidential elections will take place in February, 2015.
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