- President Buhari has taken a crucial step towards ensuring that the APC remains in power after his exit from Aso Rock in 2023
- The president, leading by example, participated in the nationwide APC membership revalidation
- President Buhari took advantage of his four-day official visit in Katsina to participate in the exercise
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, January 30, revalidated his APC membership status at his Sarkin Yara polling unit in Daura, Katsina state.
Daily Trust reports that the president was accompanied by some APC governors, the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the party's national leaders.
Legit.ng recalls that the president had on Friday, January 29, arrived Daura, his hometown, in commencement of a four-day official visit.
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, had said during his stay there, the president would participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) membership registration and validation exercise, among other engagements.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, said President Buhari will never support the speculated presidential ambition of the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu.
Though Tinubu has not officially declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2023, there are strong speculations that the former Lagos governor wants to succeed President Buhari.
However, Lamido said President Buhari would not support Tinubu's ambition.
Meanwhile, the APC has stated that it has not yet decided which region it will zone its presidential ticket by 2023.
The chairman of the party's national caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, made this know during an interview with the Saturday Sun.
He noted that the party just scaled through the whirlpool of another leadership crisis which saw Adams Oshiomhole-led working committee axed out.
In another report, a former governor of Ogun state, Olusegun Osoba has said the next presidential candidate of the ruling APC would come from the south and not from the northern part of the country.
The politician told Arise TV that the party decided on the 2023 presidential ticket during the merger of the APC.
Osoba reportedly pointed out that the deal reached during the merger was for the north to produce the president in 2015.