A Secretary of All Progressive Congress (APC) George Moghalu, yesterday, said that no presidential candidate has been adopted for the party ahead of 2015 election. This was just as he said that imposition of candidates had no root in the new party.
Moghalu, who is Secretary of the Inter-party contact committee in the merger for the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and National Vice Chairman of ANPP (South East) also, denied that the merger process was experiencing hiccups over the split in All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and added that the APC recognised the faction led by the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha.
He also refuted claims that Chairman of the ANPP Board of Trustees and former Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff was out to scuttle the merger process, and said that Sheriff has become target of fifth columnists since he became committed to the merger process.
Mogahlu, while speaking with newsmen on reports that former presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen Mohammadu Buhari, could be adopted as presidential candidate of the new party, said that the issue of presidential candidacy has not been discussed at all in the party.
He said "On Gen. Buhari, I have been in this merger process from the beginning, there was no time the issue of candidacy was discussed, our concentration now is to pull all resources together to make sure that we get the APC registered as a political party.