Founding member of the All Modern Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu says the dilapidated Lagos Impart governor, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu might per chance well be in pole diagram to clinch the trace of the occasion below consensus blueprint to vie for the presidency within the 2023 poll.
Tinubu who’s the nationwide leader of the occasion is believed to be angling to prevail President Muhammadu Buhari whose tenure expires on Would possibly well presumably well 29, 2023.
Okechukwu, who’s the director-modern of the Converse of Nigeria (VON), described the proposed plan as a deft transfer that can perish the prospect of implosion within the occasion.
Okechukwu in a chat with newshounds hailed the leadership of the APC for proposing the presentation of a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
He smartly-known: “One slept effectively closing evening after discovering out the profound commentary from the social media credited to Grand Senator John Akpanudedehe, our National Secretary that at the particular time APC will reach up with a consensus and agreeable presidential candidate that can fly its flag in 2023.
“First it is refreshing that President Buhari isn’t any longer for Third Time period Agenda. 2nd, in my slightest imagination one doesn’t think any committee handling such soft topic will creep away out out our nationwide leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu within the matrix.
“Methinks, he’ll be amongst the head aspirants to be regarded as, given his mountainous contribution to the success of our gigantic occasion in 2015.
Prodded additional to ascertain the notions held in dawdle quarters that there used to be an agreement between President Buhari and Tinubu to prevail each and every heaps of, Okechukwu quipped, “As a member of the defunct CPC, I by no manner heard of such an agreement and most considerably Mr President isn’t any longer wont to or better attach infrequently ever enter into any formal or informal agreement with somebody. However he appreciates factual deeds.
“All I do know used to be that Asiwaju robotically might per chance maybe get been the Vice President if no longer for what attorneys will call force majeure. For our leadership warned in opposition to Muslim/Muslim trace. Our leadership then argued that the Abiola/Kingibe Muslim/Muslim trace which labored in 1993 might per chance maybe no longer work in 2015, if Buhari/Tinubu both Muslims were to urge, because the inform differs. That used to be how Asiwaju nominated Professor Yemi Osinbajo as a substitute.”
Take care of that Senator John Akpanudoehede, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Additional-recurring Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Wednesday hinted that the occasion will be compelled to undertake the use of a consensus to snatch its presidential candidate within the 2023 poll.
Akpanudoedehe’s commentary used to be in response to the Peoples Democratic Birthday celebration (PDP) recent allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari had a self-succession plan.
The APC scribe, on the opposite hand, wired that the occasion would no longer enable particular particular person ambitions to derail the Buhari administration, sooner than the 2023 presidential poll.
He said unlike the opposition PDP, the APC used to be a disciplined occasion, noting that the dilapidated used to be factual been horrified by its previous.
Akpanudoedehe recalled the third period of time agenda of the PDP whereas it used to be in vitality, pointing that the APC would surprise it with the tip results of its deliberate congresses scheduled to begin on July 31.
He added: “After our congresses and the National Convention, we are in a position to shock them (PDP) by bringing a consensus and an agreeable candidate that can fly the flag of the occasion reach 2023. APC has no third-period of time agenda enjoy PDP. What we are doing now might per chance well be to stabilise the occasion and no longer enable particular particular person ambitions to derail President Buhari’s administration.”