As the controversy on the presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) rages, one of the party’s chieftains and Leadership Newspaper’s publisher, Sam Nda-Isaiah, has said the most important thing is defeating the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in next year’s general polls, noting that the ongoing debate on ticket combinations is beside the point.
Nda-Isaiah, who recently stepped down as Chairman of his company, is set to contest the presidential race. In a statement he sent to THISDAY yesterday, he said although his campaign team was aware of the ongoing ticket debacle, it would not be distracted.
He said “I’m aware of the raging controversy but for our campaign that is not an issue with us at all. Whether some people are working on a Muslim-Muslim ticket or on a Christian-Christian ticket or on Muslim-Christian ticket or a Christian-Muslim ticket, I intend to win the APC Presidential primary ticket and proceed to defeat President Jonathan because we know how important that is for this country”
A recent report suggested that the APC was considering many options on the best way to present its presidential flag bearer and running mate as it prepares for its national conventions.