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We’ll produce consensus presidential candidate for 2023, APC tells PDP

Senator John Akpanudoehede

In the run-up to the 2023 general elections, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has stated its intention to produce a consensus presidential candidate.

Sen. John James Akpanudoehede, National Secretary of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC, announced in an Abuja statement on Wednesday.

The declaration was made in response to allegations made by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari was considering a self-succession bid.

“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, accusing the APC is simple.

“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 has no plans for a third term.

“What we are doing today is stabilizing the party and ensuring that individual ambitions do not derail President Muhammadu Buhari's administration,” Akpanudoedehe added.

To avoid acrimony, he added, the party was recommending the consensus option for the election of party officials at all levels.

“We must consider the need to accommodate everyone because the APC is a party for all Nigerians,” he said.

“We encourage nations to pursue the consensus approach because it saves money and eliminates acrimony. 

That is why, when it comes to elections, Article 20 of our constitution states that the first step is for members to try to reach a consensus. 

If it doesn't work, you'll need to vote.

“We're making sure there's no room for the opposition, particularly the Peoples Democratic Party, to sponsor people to confuse in our midst,” he added.

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