2023: Prominent APC Senator Reveals How Buhari's Successor Will Emerge
- Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker has given his own opinion concerning president Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023
- The former governor of Nasarawa state specified that the replacement of the president should be determined by merit not zoning
- Adamu noted that zoning is unconstitutional, saying federal character should be considered for such a position
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The quest for the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, has continued to raise reactions from various personalities in the country especially party loyalists.
Recently, The Punch reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, in the Senate, Abdullahi Adamu, has shared his opinion on how the president's replacement should be sought for.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu has said that merit and not zoning should decide Buhari's successor.
The two-term former governor of Nasarawa state made this statement at a news conference, on Monday, September 13, in Abuja.
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Adamu described the idea of power shift to the South in 2023, as wishful thinking, a report by InformationNigeria also indicates.
He noted that since the idea of zoning is not in the nation’s constitution, every eligible Nigerian was free to contest the 2023 presidential election regardless of his or her state of origin.
“Nowhere in the Nigerian constitution says we should zone any public office.
“There is federal character but not that parties must zone positions for the presidency during an election.
“Is it going to be from one zone to another? You can’t just wish away, a situation that is fundamental to a country. You can’t talk of merit and talk of zoning. You can’t. Let’s just go by merit."
2023: Hope for Igbo presidency dashed as Southeast governor makes crucial revelation in video
Earlier, the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has explained that Nigerians, especially members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), are not necessarily looking for an Igbo president.
Hours after President Muhammadu Buhari paid a one-day working visit to Imo, Governor Uzodinma stated that the APC the masses are looking for a competent Nigerian leader, irrespective of tribe or ethnicity.
Legit.ng gathered that the southeast governor said that ahead of the 2023 general elections, the ruling party will make a decision on who will emerge as its flagbearer, adding that the resolution will be binding on all members.
APC strategist discloses 4 major reasons why ruling party will remain in power beyond 2023
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, the national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, has expressed confidence that the ruling party will retain power at the centre and in various states of the country.
The Akwa Ibom political strategist in an interview listed reasons he is confident that APC will win the coming Anambra governorship election and future general elections.
According to him, the party remains the platform of choice among Nigerians because of their notable achievements and even much more.