- A former presidential aide has spoken of the fate of the APC in 2023 presidential election
- Doyin Okupe said that the APC will not win a presidential election again
- Okupe said that this is because the ruling party is presently weak and will not have achieved much by 2023
A former special assistant to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has spoken on the chances of victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.
Reacting to claims that the APC is now well-positioned for another election victory in 2023, Okupe said that the present constitution of the ruling party will work against it in the next presidential poll, Premium Times reports.
He said: "It’s now that the weak bonds that have loosely tied the immiscible components parts of the APC together will separate.
"The APC as presently constituted can no longer win a presidential election in Nigeria again."
The former aide said that this is so because the APC is presently weak and may probably not have achieved a lot before 2023.
Even more, Okupe said that President Muhammadu Buhari by 2023 will be satisfied with just completing his second term.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a chieftain of the APC, Lanre Razak, had expressed the hope that national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Razak, a former Lagos state commissioner for transport and a member of the APC Governors’ Advisory Council (GAC), told newsmen that Tinubu was the best person for the job.
He said he and other Tinubu loyalists have urged the APC leader to run for the presidency of Nigeria in 2023 whether he likes it or not.
“We have found in him all the attributes required of a 21st-century leader and potential presidential candidate and we don’t want a situation whereby there will be lamentation that he was the best president that Nigeria never had,” Razak said.
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