APC has not endorsed any presidential candidate - Ogbeh
Against the backdrop of recent speculations that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed General Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as its presidential and vice presidential flag bearers for the 2015 presidential election, APC chieftain, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said the party has not endorsed anybody as its presidential flag bearer.
Ogbeh who spoke with Daily Trust in Port Harcourt yesterday, said those peddling rumour of the purported endorsement of Buhari/Tinubu presidential ticket were out to cause disaffection in the party.
“We have not discussed it. But I am open to every religion. I want to tell you that we have not discussed that issue. I am a Christian. It is purely a speculation. It may be somebody’s idea. No serious decision on this matter has been reached on this matter without a serious debate to weigh the merit and demerits of this particular matter. So there is no reason for anybody to be worry or pull out from the party. When we take a decision on such matter Nigerians would realise the sensibility of our reasons” he said.
On the fate of 37 members of House of Representatives that defected to APC, Ogbeh said “the judge did not give any reason for that verdict. He only gave advice. We have every reason to believe the advice was partisan to favour PDP. The judge has been accused of doing favour to PDP. Other party members who have left their party to join PDP what do you say about them? These are some of the court verdict that brings the judiciary to disrepute. But there are some judges that are open minded. No arm of government has the right to interfere in the internal workings of any other arm.”
He expressed optimism that the House of Representatives would intervene in the matter.