By Olasoji Akodu
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to allow him pick his successor.
He told a meeting of the governors earlier today that this was expected because they had in torn decided who their successors would be in their respective states.
President Buhari said: “The Party has successfully established internal policies that promote continuity and smooth succession plans even at the state and local government levels. For example, first term Governors who have served credibly well have been encouraged to stand for re-election. Similarly, second term Governors have been accorded the privilege of promoting successors that are capable of driving their visions as well as the ideals of the party….
“In keeping with the established internal policies of the Party and as we approach the Convention in a few days, therefore, I wish to solicit the reciprocity and support of the Governors and other stakeholders in picking my successor, who would fly the flag of our party for election into the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023”
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