A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Osita Okechukwu, has revealed that the ruling party might pick Bola Tinubu as President Buhari’s successor.
Okechukwu said Tinubu has a strong chance of emerging as the party’s consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential elections because of his vast contributions to the success of the APC. The APC Chieftain noted that Tinubu’s contributions put him among the top aspirants ahead of the 2023 elections.
According to Okechukwu, any committee deciding on a consensus candidate won’t find it easy to look away from Tinubu’s contribution to the success of the APC in 2015.
Earlier, the APC had reacted to speculations making the rounds that President Buhari has the intention to continue beyond 2023. The APC knocked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for insinuating that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to hold onto power after his tenure ends in 2023.
According to the ruling party, President Buhari would not act like Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, who allegedly plotted to spend a third term in office.
Mr John Akpanudoehede, the National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, said the party would come up with a consensus candidate representing it in the 2023 elections appropriate time.
Akpanudoehede added that the APC has no third term agenda like PDP. He explained that the ruling party is working to stabilise the party and not allow individual ambitions to derail Buhari’s administration (read more here).