- The presidency has revealed how the next president of Nigeria will emerge
- Presidential aide, Femi Adesina, said that President Muhammadu Buhari will support the due and legal processes that will lead to the emergence of his successor
- Adesina said that as a man of honour and discipline, President Buhari will not be enticed into handpicking anyone to occupy his office at the end of his administration
The presidency has reacted to the call by Pastor Tunde Bakare on President Muhammadu Buhari to choose his successor in order to maintain his legacy.
The special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that Nigeria's next leader will not be handpicked or merely nominated by his principal, The Cable reports.
Adesina said that being a man of integrity, the president will not be swayed with money or whatever thing by anybody.
The presidential aide said that the only thing President Buhari will do is to support the due and legal processes that will bring about the emergence of his successor.
He said: "He will ensure that there is a free, fair and credible election; that nobody will come to use money and resources to bamboozle his way into the leadership of the country.
“One thing that is clear is that the president will do whatever is needful before the next set of general elections. Early enough is relative but the president will do whatever is needful.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Bakare had called on the president to build a strong legacy that could determine an accurate succession after his tenure as president of Nigeria.
Bakare said a major responsibility has been bestowed on President Buhari to institutionalise systems of accurate succession that will build and sustain Nigeria that is so desired by all.
Bakare also condemned the harassment of journalists and activists and warned that using force against citizens was petty.
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