- Chief Bode George said he has all it takes to emerge as Nigeria's president in the next general elections
- The elder statesman said he would soon announce whether or not he would be contesting the presidency in 2023
- Chief George, however, noted that 2023 is still far and the focus at the moment should be on holding the current government accountable to deliver on its mandate
Nigeria's elder statesman, Chief Bode George, says he has all it takes in terms of knowledge and experience to emerge the country's number one citizen in 2023.
Chief George who is an ex-deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he would soon make his official position known on whether he will contest the presidential election in 2023 or not.
Vanguard reports that the elder statesman made the statement on Wednesday, January 29, in Lagos.
Chief George, however, said that the focus of everyone now is to hold the current government accountable to deliver on its mandate, adding that 2023 is still far away.
Meanwhile, the preparations for the 2023 presidential elections are now in top gear as the lead opposition PDP has kickstarted the move to produce a consensus candidate.
The first step planned by the PDP was to engage its members nationwide so as to produce a consensus candidate who will be accepted by all.
Legit.ng gathers that the party also plans to reconcile all its aggrieved members in a bid to put up a strong and united front and dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from power in 2023.
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In a similar development, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed gratitude to all Nigerians who voted him into office both in 2015 and in 2019.
Speaking on Thursday, January 16, in Abuja, in the company a team of lawyers, the president said that as a beneficiary of free and credible elections, he is morally bound to handover power to his successor in 2023 quietly.
He said: ‘‘Morally I want to have a clear conscience. I swore by the Holy Book that I will abide by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
‘‘I will continue to do my best and I hope that by 2023, I can handover quietly to whoever succeeds me and I wish him the best of luck."
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