Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:15 pm
All Progressives Congress candidate in the forthcoming 2015 presidential election, General Muhammadu Buhari, has called on Nigerians to support him in bringing about the needed change in the country.
He polled 3,430 votes to get the ticket.
Kano State governor, Dr Rabiu Kwankwanso and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar got 974 and 954 votes respectively. Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha got 624 votes, the publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah scored 10 votes and 16 voided votes were recorded.
Buhari in his acceptance speech after winning the presidential primaries of his party, commended the convention planning committee for the success of the convention.
He said “the outcome of the presidential primaries is a demonstration of democracy at work. What has happened is not about winning or losing but about freedom of association.
“I wish to thank my contenders for putting up a good fight.
“I extend my gratitude for accepting my nomination and I will meet you in due course to fashion out how we will win the elections. It is with deep sense of humility to be the candidate and flag-bearer of the APC.
“I stand before you and ask that you join me to bring about the needed change for this country. It is either we advance as one or we fail together,” he said.