A political group, Tambuwwal For President (TFP) has commenced mobilisation for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwwal not only to pick the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the presidential race but also going on to win the presidential election in 2015 and become the president of the country.
The group in a release signed by its Director of Publicity, Mrs. Aderinola Aladesuyi, stated that it has raised a committee to commence lobby on behalf of the Speaker among APC governors and leaders on the need to support the aspiration of Tambuwwal.
However, the Reps Speaker has not officially indicated his intention to run for the Presidency nor publicly announcing his official defection to APC.
Observers however believed that Tambuwwal’s defection is just a matter of public declaration having started attending meetings of the APC.
“While we don’t have anything against General Muhammad Buhari, we feel Tambuwwal is a better candidate because he is young, committed and have the interest of the country. What we are saying is that we should just allow younger elements like Tambuwwal to rule this country. People like Buhari should stay in the background and act as advisers to the young president,” the statement added.
TYP stated further that it has commenced nationwide consultation and lobbying for the Reps Speaker to win the party’s ticket as well as going on to win the 2015 presidential election.