By Henry UMORU, Abuja
AS Part of the political alignment towards the 2011 Presidential election, former Military President Ibrahim Babangida, ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, General Aliyu Gusau and governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara State are working towards presenting a common candidate for the Primaries that would represent the North.
They have set up an eight-member committee that would present a single candidate among the four Presidential aspirants.
This decision was taken yesterday in Abuja at the end of a meeting of the eight-man Committee drawn from the campaign Organizations of the four personalities designed to come up with a single candidate from the north.
In a statement signed by Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Director General IBB 2011 Campaign Organization, Chris Mammah, Director General, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization, Senator Ben Obi, Director-General, General Aliyu Gusau Campaign Organization and Dr. Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, Governor Bukola Saraki Campaign Organization, they however commended the aspirants for the sacrifice they have agreed to make towards achieving the goal.
According to them, “after its sitting today(yesterday September 17, 2010, the Committee resolved as follows, that the campaign organizations have resolved to cooperate and work together towards achieving this objective.
“Finally, the four aspirants enjoin their supporters nationwide to remain calm, focused, assuring them of their resolve to work together to move this country forward”.