Ahead of its presidential primary, Nigeria’s biggest opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, has said it will field a presidential candidate that will defeat the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 election.
The National Publicity Secretary, APC, Lai Mohammed, who stated this in a telephone interview with our correspondents in Abuja on Friday, said Nigerians could not afford another four years of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration.
He stated that the opposition party would present acceptable candidates for all elective posts, including the President.
Mohammed spoke on the party’s preparations for its primaries.
According to the schedule of activities for the 2015 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, October 1, 2014 is set aside for it (the commission) to make public the notice of elections.
Political parties are expected to hold their primaries as from October 2, 2014, while campaigns for the positions of the President, the Vice President and membership of the National Assembly are scheduled to begin on November 16, 2014.
November 4 to November 11 is for the collection of forms for all elections by all political parties.
Speaking on the APC’s preparations for the primaries, Mohammed said, “When the time comes, we will make public the date for our primaries, as well as modalities for them. I can assure you that our primaries for all elective offices will be conducted transparently like we have always done.
“I have no doubt in my mind that our party will present acceptable candidates for all elective offices, including that of the President.
“Who eventually emerges as our candidate, will, by the grace of God, defeat this corrupt and incompetent PDP-led administration in a free and fair election.
“You will agree with me that an overwhelming number of Nigerians will not pray for another four years of the present administration.”