A presidential aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Garba, has expressed confidence that he won’t be intimidated out of presidential primary election, adding that he would defeat the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari to the party’s ticket.
The Adamawa born young politician also said that no nobody in APC has enough resources to buy him over to drop his presidential ambition.
Addressing a news conference on Friday in Abuja, to express reservation over decision by the party to postpone the national convention earlier slated for May 14 to another date, Garba said his supporters nationwide were beginning to express worry.
According to him, supporters were angry over the convention’s postponement but added that if the shift was in interest of the party there won’t be any problem.
On how he will defeat President Buhari who has already declared his presidential re-election, Garba said: “I think the only thing that can make me give up in the presidential primary election is the ballot. If the delegates decided to say no and in a free, fair and transparent election as stipulated by the party constitution, then that is all but I am very sure that I will emerge as winner at the presidential primary of APC
“Who will bought me over? Why will I sell my conscience when I love my party and my country? This can not happene. I don’t believe there is anybody that has anything in this world even if you want to bring back to life my late mum that will say I should drop out for the love of my country, it is not possible I will go to the ballot and let me loose there. I’m not losing anyway, I will win the primary I’m sure about that.”
While expressing reservation for the convention’s postponement, the presidential aspirant said: “Nevertheless, it’s still not a problem to us. Our main target is to ensure that there true, free and fair democracy within the party so that we can have a duly elected person who will be the candidate for the election. We are looking forward to the party to stay true to the constitution and ensure that free, fair and transparent elective convention has taken place, and that is our main target.
“we are fully ready for the convention, our target is for us to be there and demonstrate the fact that the young Nigerians are not ready to be the agent of change, they wanted to be the change themselves, but unfortunately the convention is postponed and we are actually disappointed especially with the level of preparedness we have for this convention.
“As a result of that we the young generation of Nigerians have decided to make sure that we produced within ourselves a credible candidate for the coming convention for the position of party chairman. We believe that the internal wrangling that is happening in the party is calling for all young Nigerians to rise up and take responsibility.”
While revealing that the young stakeholders of the party will produce a chairmanship candidate for the convention, Garba said: “Our senior credible and responsible citizens are getting tired with the happenings in the country which is not in the interest of the country and the ruling party itself.
“We believe APC is our party, we believe APC is a property of Nigeria and therefore we the young general of Nigeria are fully ready to continue with the legacies of our founding Fathers, and therefore we are calling on all the parties involved in the wrangling within the APC to support us because we believe that we have the clear direction.
“We are not in support of this side or that side but we are in support of the party and the interest of Nigeria for Nigerians. Therefore what we stand for is to focus in making sure that APC continue to be the party of choice for all Nigerians.
“We believe that there is need for a new chairman for the APC and this new chairman should vome from among the young, fresh, neutral blood within the party.”