Ahead 2023: Buhari Shades Tinubu

As the race for 2023 general elections continues to gather momentum, politicians are already doing underground works to position themselves properly. 

There had been murmurings among some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who accuse leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and some party chieftains of the habit of imposing candidates on them. 

Meanwhile, during his interview on Arise TV on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari three an indirect jab at Tinubu, while promising that henceforth, party members will elect their own candidates. 

The president said that “What this administration can do is to ensure the APC lasts beyond this administration. The APC will know the number of members in the local governments and the states so that by the time this administration goes, they (members) would be firmly on the ground and can continue. That is the best thing for the country politically and for the party.

“We should allow the party to decide. We started from the bottom up and I gave the acting chairman until the end of the month. He asked for an extension. They are going to give me a report on the convention we are going to conduct.

“We would start this from bottom up so that the members of the party would feel they are involved in the decision-making of the party, nobody is just sitting here in Lagos and telling them what to do. This is what we are arranging.

“No succession plan. It depends on the party. We are going to leave this to the party. The party would sit and make its decision. Those who want to be the President should better join the APC.”

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