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2023 Presidency: Northern Ex-governor Reveals APC's Plan After Buhari Leaves Office

A former governor of Borno, Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that it is the aim of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) to remain in power even after 2023.

In fact, Sheriff disclosed that the plan is for the ruling party to hold on to power at the centre for half a century.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja, the Borno former governor added that critical stakeholders of the APC must unite to sustain the party after President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second term, Daily Trust reports.

Alimodu noted that the party has a huge responsibility of proving to the world that it is trustworthy.

Moreover, the ex-governor said this demands full cooperation from all members of the party such as party chieftains, youths, women, and affiliated organisations.

Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has raised allegation that there are plans to rig the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

Governor Wike made the allegation during a church service in commemoration of the nation’s Independence Anniversary at the Saint Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Diobu, Port Harcourt,Channels TV reports .

He said:“Other countries are talking about how their elections will be transparent, we are talking about how we will plot to rig an election in 2023."

Also, the Rivers state governor lamented that Nigeria should have adopted the electronic mode of transmission of election results.

According to him, Nigerians should have had a good reason to celebrate the country at 61 if the electoral system is made a little stronger by introducing electronic transmission of results.

In another report, the Northern Elders Forum has said that it regretted that it got rid of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 elections to vote in President Muhammadu Buhari .

The group expressed disappointment that Buhari has let down millions of Nigerians who trusted in his leadership prior to the poll six years ago.

NEF, therefore, said that the next president of Nigeria should be one who would act in the “opposite direction” of Buhari.

Its spokesman, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, made the statement on Tuesday, September 21 when he featured on a programme aired on Arise TV.

His words:“We raised huge expectations, we told people, ‘Get rid of Jonathan, put Buhari there, he would fix corruption, he would fix insecurity, he would fix the economy,' look at where we're now.

“How can anybody say they're happy with the record of President Muhammadu Buhari, even the people very close to him would tell you that they wished he could have done much better and he could have done much better and he hasn’t.

“So, what we need to do now is to get ready to elect another president who would go in the opposite direction,a president who has a vision and a clear idea of what governance involves rather than just being a president.”

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