2023: Buhari’s Indecision Caused Confusion in APC, Party Sources Reveal

2023: Buhari’s Indecision Caused Confusion in APC, Party Sources Reveal

  • Days leading to the special convention of the APC to elect its presidential candidate was tinged with hazy permutations according to pundits
  • It was also filled with melodrama and political machinations according to those in the know of the internal workings of the party
  • Party chieftains point to one direction for the heightened drama and that is no other than President Muhammadu Buhari

FCT, Abuja - A report by Daily Trust newspaper indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari's silence aggravated the tension in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) days before the special convention of the ruling party.

According to the report, various interest groups used the president’s silence to intensify horse-trading and peddle the name of the president to sell the candidature of their preferred aspirants.

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President Buhari, his wife and other dignitaries at the event. Photo credit: @NigGov
Source: Twitter

Up to the last minute of the electioneering, the president kept members of the party guessing on his preferred successor, with different contradictory statements; saying at one time that he had a preferred candidate and at another recanting the claim on his successor.

So many chieftains of the party were apprehensive over the president’s indecision amidst speculations that he might want to have his way.

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Buhari's earlier comments on possible APC presidential candidate

Earlier in the interview with Channels Television, Buhari said:

“I am not interested in who becomes the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as I am open to the emergence of anyone.
“No. Let him come, whoever it is. The only important thing (is) I made sure that on record, nobody should ask me to come and give any evidence in any court.

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“Otherwise, whoever it is, he will be in trouble. Because all the important things are on record. I made sure about that. Important issues are all on record.”

EFCC will come after some aspirants after primary, says Tunde Bakare

Meanwhile, Pastor Tunde Bakare has predicted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will go after some of the aspirants that contested in the ongoing APC presidential primary which commenced on Tuesday, June 7.

The founder of the Citadel Global Community Church made the prediction while canvassing for votes from the delegates.

The fiery cleric who was visibly upset lamented over the monetisation of the process.

APC Primary: Details emerge on why Emeka Nwajiuba shunned exercise

Recall that Chinedu Nwajiuba, younger brother of former minister of state for education and APC presidential aspirant, Emeka Nwajiuba explained why his elder brother was absent at the ongoing primary at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

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The younger Nwajiuba said his brother did not attend the event because he was betrayed by the leadership of the ruling party.

He disclosed this in a statement issued last night, Tuesday, June 8, and seen by Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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