BY EMEKA MAMAH
KADUNA: The former Head of State and two-time Presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peopleâ€™s Party, ANPP, General Muhammadu Buhari has kick-started his campaign for the 2011 presidency with the release of his posters for the election in Kaduna Monday.
Buhariâ€™s posters asking for votes fromÂ Nigerians for the position (presidency) were printed by his new party, Congress for Progressive Change, CPC.
The posters which were seen in major parts of the metropolis, courtesy of one Shehu ABG, asked Nigerians to support Buhari for the position to ensure positive change in the country.
According to the posters, Nigerians need a truthful, patriotic and courageous leader like Buhari for the country to move forward.
Buhari, who was also the ANPPâ€™s flag-bearer in 2003 general elections was frustrated out the party after the controversial 2007 presidential elections when the leadership of the party took sides with the ruling Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party, PDP, to deny their party victory at the Election Tribunal.
In Kaduna state, it was also learnt that Alhaji Yusuf Abubakar has concluded plans to challenge the nomination of Governor Mohammed Namadi Sambo by the PDP as its sole candidate in the 2011 governorship election in the state.
It was learnt that Abubakar aka Mairago had been nursing the ambition to contest the election and was not comfortable with the endorsement of Sambo for a second term in office, hence his decision to compete with the governor in the partyâ€™s primaries.
Abubakar, a former director- general of the Petroleum Development Trust Fund, PTDF, during the Olusegun Obasanjoâ€™s administration, has been a major political player in the state since the return of democracy in the country about 10 years ago.
However, Samboâ€™s aides have dismissed the news that Abubakar posed a threat to his re-election for a second term in office, pointing out that the achievements recorded by the Governor through his administrationâ€™s 11-point agenda will see him through.ENDS.