PDP Moles Spreading False Rumour That We Won't Field Our Party Leader in 2015-CPC
The Spokesman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Rotimi Fasakin, has vehemently denied media reports (not NaijaPundit's) that it plans to ask its party leader, Muhammadu Buhari, to step down for another candidate in 2015.Buhari had announced during the run up to the 2011 elections that he would not contest the 2015 elections if he lost in 2011. However, Buhari appeared to be signing a new tune in the last couple of weeks until Punch Newspapers ran a headline that Buhari may not contest and that the CPC may field a younger candidate. The paper named former Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nasir el-Rufai and former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) czar, Nuhu Ribadu, as likely replacement for the former military strongman.
But Fasakin dismissed those insinuations claiming that they were planted by "PDP moles"
Fashakin said "Who are these people saying this? This is the handiwork of PDP. They’re afraid of the merger plan and want to frustrate it. They have moles everywhere and they have voted a lot of money to truncate the exercise.
“The truth is this, PDP is afraid of Buhari, and they keep saying that he has no electoral value. In 2011, just before the election, he said he was not going to contest but we prevailed on him and he did so in our national interest.
“This issue about whether Buhari will contest or not, to me, is not an issue now, because merger talk is still in progress. PDP is just looking for something to frustrate us, but they will not succeed”.