Congress for Progressive Change candidate for the 2011 presidential election, Maj.-Gen. Muhammed Buhari (retd), and the Action Congress of Nigeria National Leader, Chief Bola Tinubu, in Kaduna on Thursday met to fine-tune the planned merger of the CPC and the ACN.
Also in attendane at the meeting that lasted an hour were ACN governors Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).
Others at the meeting were former Minister Hassan Lawal; Kaduna State CPC governorship candidate in the 2011 election, Haruna Saeed; and the ACN National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.
Tinubu, who addressed reporters, said they only paid their “leader” a courtesy visit to reciprocate his earlier visit to him (Tinubu) in Lagos, adding that they were out for positive change in 2015.
The former Lagos State Governor said, “As politicians, we discuss generally the situation in the country and how we can help ameliorate the situation and help solve the problem.
“I will allow you to make your wise judgment about that. I am a politician and not a magician. I would rather allow you to wait until the pigeon is out of the hat.
“That is very good. I told you at the beginning that the doors were left open. We are not part of any secrecy and politics is not a dark room event.
“It is openness, transparency, and the ability to work with one another and set a common agenda and that is the purpose.
However, the former military leader noted that the nation would witness a formidable opposition come 2015.
Buhari said, “You have asked him, he has answer the questions. I am satisfied with his explanation and there is no way I can disagree with whatever he has said being my guest. He said it is a return visit and that is what it has been.
“Certainly, we are likely to see a formidable opposition in 2015.”
Tinubu added, “Not opposition. I hate to interrupt. We hope to see a positive change in 2015 and not opposition. We don’t want to be perpetually in opposition. Every politician wants an opportunity to govern.