Former Military dictator and perennial presidential candidate, 71-year-old Muhammadu Buhari, has won the APC presidential primaries election held in Lagos on Thursday.
Reports indicate that the former military general won the primaries by a landslide beating a former Vice-President under the ruling party PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, incumbent governor of Kano state, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwanso, governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and the publisher of Leadership newspapers Sam Nda-Isaiah.
Buhari lost his first attempt to regain power as Nigeria’s number one citizen against former President Obasanjo in 2003 under the banners of ANPP, then contested again and lost in 2007 to the late President Yar’Adua.
In 2011 Buhari contested yet again, this time around flying the flag of a different party, CPC, but lost the presidential contest to the current president, Goodluck Jonathan.
After losing three consecutive presidential elections Buhari agreed to join forces with other opposition parties, which led to the creation of his current party APC.
The stage is now set for another presidential election showdown between President Jonathan and General Buhari who is hoping to be fourth time lucky in 2015.