2023: Buhari Asked to Ensure Those Who Celebrated His Sickness Don’t Succeed Him

2023: Buhari Asked to Ensure Those Who Celebrated His Sickness Don’t Succeed Him

  • Nigerians are waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari's preferred choice to fly the flag of the APC ahead of the 2023 presidential election
  • The president had told the party's governors that he would like to choose his the APC flagbearer ahead of the party's primary
  • President Buhari has now been reminded not to settle for any of the politicians who were scheming to be power brokers when he was on medical leave

Zaria - Dr. Suleiman Musa, a renowned political sociologist based in Zaria, Kaduna state, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari reserves the right to name his preferred aspirant ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election.

Dr. Musa also stated that in choosing his preferred aspirant, the president must not settle for those who celebrated when he was on medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

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Buhari is expected to name his preferred presidential aspirant soon. Photo credit: Aso Rock Villa
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Part of the statement read:

“While I do not wish to interfere with such an inalienable right, I wish to remind him to be wary of the set of politicians who were celebrating while he was sick and hospitalized in London.

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“Some highly placed politicians in Nigeria did not believe that President Buhari will be alive today.
“They were already celebrating while Nigerians were praying for your quick recovery. Others were even positioning to be nominated as vice president in case of any eventuality.
“Mr. President should not allow such politicians with a history of betrayal on their shoulders to succeed him.”

Dr. Musa further stated that the impending announcement of the president should not be misconstrued as any form of imposition, stressing that:

“He is merely announcing his preference to allow the party to go through the usual consensus and face the elections like other candidates from opposition parties. The process of electoral competition which is the beauty of democracy will not be tampered with or undermined.

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“Nigerians should expect that when the primaries are over, campaigns will go on normally to sell and expose the qualities and capabilities of the individual to the entire nation and the international community.”

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Meanwhile, Legacy Transformation Initiative, a policy formulation and analysis hub has lamented inducement of delegates by Nigerian politicians as seen in the just concluded primary election held by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The non-partisan group which made this known in a statement signed by Ibe Aniemeke Lawson, its national coordinator was appreciative of Nigerian youths for the non-violent atmosphere during the primary elections processes.

It also called on the ruling APC not to toe the path of the PDP, saying it will be a stain on the reputation of the party if its delegates are induced monetarily as it was in the case of the opposition party.

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Similarly, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, an ex-presidential aspirant of the APC has issued a strong warning to the ruling party.

Olawepo-Hashim in a statement from his media office and made available to Legit.ng on Tuesday, May 31, urged the party’s leadership not to allow its presidential primary and convention to become another dollar rain and a trading platform for the highest bidder.

He said the country is neither a commodity to be traded nor a property to be auctioned and sold to the highest bidder.

Source: Legit.ng

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