October 13, 2014.
The Presidential bid of the All Progressives Congress chieftain, Major-General Mahammadu Buhari gathered momentum in Lagos Sunday as he paid a visit to the State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, to deliver a special invitation to the formal declaration of his intention to contest the nation’s 2015 Presidential Election.
Gen. Buhari, who arrived the Lagos House, Marina, in company with members of his Team, said he decided to convey the invitation personally because Lagos is the biggest and most viable constituency of the APC adding that he would also do same to all the other Governors in the Southwest.
According to the APC Chieftain, who was national leader and Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in 2011, he would also visit Oyo and Kwara States and go round to 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”.
Also present at the occasion were Lagos State Commissioners for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Prince Gbolahan Lawal; Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Ademorin Kuye; Rural Development, Mr. Cornelius Ojelabi and Special Adviser, Youth, Sports and Social development, Dr. Dolapo Badru. On the team of Maj-General Buhari were former Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, former Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Timipre Silva and former Minister of the Federal Capital territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai among others.