Unique particulars as to how the Motion Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigerian Peoples Celebration (ANPP) and Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), who have been the legacy events, teamed as much as type a formidable political occasion since 2011 as emerged.
Dr. Ahmed Kurfi, a former chieftain of the defunct CPC, mentioned it was Col. Sambo Dasuki, immediate-past Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), who launched Normal Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) to the then Chief of CPC to Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, the chief of ACN previous to 2011 presidential election.
After the election, Sambo Dasuki was later appointed Nationwide Safety Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan of the Individuals Democratic Celebration (PDP) on June 22, 2012.
Kurfi mentioned that along with Dasuki, Adamu Adamu, the present Minister of Training; Kabir Yusuf, the writer of Each day Belief; and Wada Maida the previous Chief Govt of the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN); they visited the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nationwide Chief in Lagos, earlier than the 2011 normal elections.
In an interview within the Sunday Solar, Kurfi mentioned: “I used to be central to the negotiation of CPC and ACN which later grew to become APC. I used to be the one who led the crew that went to barter with Bola Tinubu,” he mentioned.
Kurfi, a self-professed revolutionary scholar, then added that APC, as a celebration, is only a coalition of varied pursuits that got here collectively to type a political occasion for the aim of occupying political energy; which suggests to enter political workplaces.
His phrases: “So, should you look deeply and analytically, you will see that really it isn’t a political occasion as a result of all kinds of varied political pursuits have are available in.”
Dr. Kurfi, whereas talking additional, strongly maintained that the long-standing ‘grudge’ current between Buhari and Col. Dasuki is only over ‘their’ army matter.
“However the truth of the matter is that Sambo Dasuki was the one who even launched us to Tinubu as a result of they have been in exile collectively when Abacha was after them. You understand Abacha deliberate to cope with Sambo; in order that they have been in exile collectively. Additionally Sambo helped Tinubu’s mom when he was Army Assistant to Babangida. And Sambo is a really sensible individual and an entire gentleman.” he mentioned
Dr. Kurfi, a former Director of Analysis and Technique within the defunct CPC, revealed that Dasuki is the “one who went between Buhari and Babangida as a result of Babangida additionally assisted Buhari with cash for his elections.”
He added: “And the entire marketing campaign we did for Buhari in ANPP, it was with Sambo. It was Sambo who initiated this assembly. It was Sambo who was in between. He was the one who made the preparations and once we fly to Lagos it was Sambo who will make the required preparations. However the army; it’s similar to what Adamu Ciroma mentioned in considered one of his many interviews. He mentioned they are saying Buhari is unforgiving and mentioned why ought to he not forgive? He overthrew a democratically elected authorities and put Shagari in detention; so if you’re eliminated by the identical folks you used to overthrow Shagari why do you have to complain?”
Kurfi, then added: “I can inform you that every one the campaigns we did across the nation Sambo was with us. And Sambo has a variety of networks. If you’d like a detribalized Nigerian that’s Sambo. You will note him so snug with each Nigerian no matter your tribe, faith or no matter.”
It could be recalled that the ex-NSA in ‘An Encounter with the Spymaster’, a guide written by a Public Relations (PR) skilled, Mr. Yushau Shuaib, disclosed how he knelt earlier than ex-governors of Osun and Lagos State, Bisi Akande and Bola Tinubu, to just accept Buhari because the joint Presidential candidate of ACN and CPC, in 2011. The guide revealed that the merger didn’t win the presidential election when Buhari rejected a joint ticket with Osinbajo as he selected Pastor Tunde Bakare as an alternative because the running-mate for 2011 elections.