Femi Adesina, spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the president is not going to handpick his successor in 2023.
The presidential spokesperson stated this when he appeared on a programme on Channels Tv on Monday.
Adesina stated though Buhari is serious about who succeeds him, however is not going to do something to favour anybody.
This was in response to a press release by Tunde Bakare, Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Meeting (LRA), who urged Buhari to play a part in the choice of his successor for the sake of his legacies.
“By Might 2023 God keen he would have completed his second time period as president, he wouldn’t have stood for one more time period and he will probably be exiting. So, he has that in the back of his thoughts,” Adesina stated.
“Pastor Bakare stated he must be serious about who succeeds him, sure I’m certain the president will probably be serious about who succeeds him however he is not going to manipulate the method, to select a successor.
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“The president is not going to decide a successor. We all know him, he isn’t someone like that. Will he have an interest within the course of? Sure, he’ll. He’ll guarantee that there’s a free, truthful and credible election; that no one will come to make use of cash and sources to bamboozle his means into the management of the nation. It is not going to occur. The president will guarantee free, truthful and credible course of; however to handpick a successor? No, he is not going to try this.”
“One factor that’s clear is that the president will do no matter is needful earlier than the subsequent set of normal elections. Early sufficient is relative however the president will do no matter is needful,” he stated.