The presidential campaign posters of the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has been spotted in the Federal Capital Territory.
The campaign poster shows the former Governor of Rivers State as presidential candidate while the Kaduna State Governor is seen as his Vice.
The poster, however, does not have a political party logo but has the name of an organisation ‘National Consolidation Movement’.
A political source which spoke on the development said the duo has high possibility of running under the All Progressives Congress.
The source said, “President Buhari may not be opposed to Amaechi and El-Rufai’s ambition because as I speak, these two are part of the top five figures running the APC.”
“(Kayode) Fayemi was considered but a Yoruba man governed Nigeria for eight years after we returned to democracy. Another is the incumbent VP – eight years in view. This factor knocks the Ekiti Governor out.”
“I believe that any power shift will strongly consider the South-South and South-East. Options are being weighed. However, in terms of funds, voting figures and trend, local support, and the likes, South-South is ahead of South-East.”
“Buhari and El-Rufai are close. The Governor was one of those who insisted the President contest again in 2015 after three attempts. Many would remember the efforts of Amaechi after he joined APC from the PDP late 2013.”
“He is also close to Buhari, he was Director General of the President’s campaign twice and was successful. Things may change later but I believe Buhari will support their aspiration.”