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APC denies alleged Buhari’s self-succession plan


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is not planning to remain in office beyond 2023.


Mr. Buhari is allegedly devising a "self-succession" plan, according to the ruling party, which claimed this on Tuesday in response to the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) allegation.


John Akpanudoehede, the party's interim National Secretary, told the Nation newspaper to disregard popular belief and expect the seating party's action ahead of her National Convention.


Akpanudoehede claimed that the PDP was tormented by its past.


"We are a disciplined party, unlike the opposition. 

PDP is simply tormented by its history. 

You may recall the PDP's disgraceful third-term program when it was in power. 

As a result, it is simple to accuse APC now.


“After our (APC) congresses and the National Convention, we will surprise them (PDP) by bringing a consensus and an agreeable candidate to fly the party's flag in 2023,” he said. 

Unlike the PDP, the APC does not have a third-term agenda.


“What we are doing today is stabilizing the party and ensuring that individual ambitions do not undermine President Muhammadu Buhari's administration,” he reportedly stated.


Mr. Akpanudoehede's denial comes just hours after the APC-led administration pledged to keep the seat until 2023.


Garba Shehu, Mr. President's Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, spoke in Daura, Katsina State, just after the Eid-Kabir prayers on Wednesday, dismissing the prospects of any of the main opposition parties capturing the presidency in the 2019 General Elections.


He extolled Mr. Buhari's popularity among Nigerians, omitting to mention the country's socio-economic and security realities.


‘'We believe the PDP and other opposition parties are hoping for a false victory in 2023.


President Buhari's leadership and the APC will never be abandoned by the people. 

Mr. Shehu told the media, "I guarantee you that in 2023, the masses will be waiting for the President to show the way in courtesy of what he has been constructing for the country in terms of infrastructure and the well-being of the country's young people."


Mr. Buhari, who is currently completing his legally mandated second term, is set to leave office in 2023.

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