According to reliable sources, the leaders of APC in settling for Tambuwal put into consideration the fact that his integrity will win him the support of Nigerians in the presidential election and he stands a better chance over aspirants of other political parties.
The source said: “The leaders of APC have settled for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal as the party’s presidential candidate in the 2015 election. Although the decision is not public yet, there is a consensus of opinion by our leaders that the Speaker (Tambuwal) be allowed to fly the flag of the party in the presidential election.
“In deciding on Tambuwal, his originality and independence in the handling of the affairs of the House were taken into consideration. Nigerians are impressed that Tambuwal shunned entreaties by the leadership of PDP and the Presidency to make the House an appendage of the executive arm of government.
“The Speaker has no doubt endeared himself to a lot of Nigerians by his sterling leadership qualities and APC believes that such qualities are required from any Nigerian aspiring for the highest political office in the country.”
If Tambuwal joins the presidential race, the number of aspirants on the platform of the APC will increase to five as former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari; former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Chairman of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah and current Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso are battling for the same post.
The four others have already picked their nomination and expression of interest forms from the APC headquarters.
The Speaker is still battling to get back his security details that were withdrawn following his defection from PDP to APC. The PDP is also trying to impeach him as speaker of the House.
The troubled speaker has however said his fate as the Speaker of the House is now in the hands of the God.