- Published on Friday, 08 June 2012 19:56
- Written by Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel
National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on thursday led a high-powered delegation of the party's leadership to a meeting with the National Leader and Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, where
both parties agreed to strenuously resist rigging in the 2015 general elections.
The meeting which was held behind close doors at Buhari's private residence in Kaduna lasted for hours, and the subject of discourse wasn't unconnected with putting modalities in place to foil rigging in 2015.
Addressing Journalists after the meeting, Tinubu revealed that their mission to the ancient city was to ensure a positive and people-oriented change across the country in 2015, reiterating that promoting free and fair elections in the country is long overdue. In his words;
“We must promote, at any cost, the course of free and fair election and rule of law because it is so critical to our national development and growth. This
is the area that we can conquer poverty and fight so many things. It is not all about politics; it is all about progress and collaborative efforts that will result in free and fair election in this country.
“That change may be about us to form the government of our own. Every democrat must be able to work hard and sacrifice for a free and fair election.
Any democrat must be able to accept and celebrate the result of a free and fair election in order to deserve the joy of victory. Every democrat must resist
the abuse of power, manipulation and irregular victory in elections,” Tinubu said.
Continuing; “Politics is not a darkroom event; it is about openness, transparency and about how to work with one another to sell a common agenda. And that is the purpose that brought us here. We are still looking for how we can help our nation. Patriotism is defined by putting national interest above self interest", the opposition leader concluded.