Sunday, October 12, 2014 7:53 pm
Frontline presidential aspirant in the All Progressives Congress, Major General Muhammadu Buhari breezed into Lagos today to hand over a personal invitation to Governor Babtunde Raji Fashola.
The invitation is for Buhari’s once postponed declaration for the presidency of Nigeria. The ceremony was scheduled for last week but was postponed for logistic reasons, the main point being to allow Nigerians settle down after the Sallah break.
For General Buhari, Wednesday’s declaration will be the fourth time he would attempt to seek the mandate of Nigerians since the return of democracy in 1999.
The event has been slated for Abuja on 15 October.
According to Buhari, he would also visit Oyo and Kwara States and go round the other States before Wednesday, which according to him, is the D-Day.
In his short remarks, Governor Fashola thanked the retired General for the honour of delivering the invitation himself. He prayed that God would honour the APC Chieftain in his bid and grant him the grace to realize his ambition.
He declared, “Let me say that we are pleased to receive you. We feel honoured by your presence and God will honour you and His grace will continuously be sufficient for you in the undertaking that you are about to commit to”.
On Buhari’s train today were former Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Silva and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai.
The guests were received by Fashola at the State House Marina.