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2023 Election: “I Won’t Endorse My Successor,” Buhari Says     

I won’t endorse a successor – PMB  

Funsho Akinwale

To avoid distraction within the ruling party, President Muhammadu, has said he would not mention his successor for the 2023 presidential election.

He noted that he has no one for now that he is grooming to succeed him as president.

The president made the declaration on Wednesday at the state house during the visit of the party members.

Bolarinwa Bolaji, the spokesman of the group, urged the president to start the process of grooming his successor for 2023.

“We are delighted having you and in another four-year time you would want to go and rest – then who takes over from you?” Bolaji said.

“We are suggesting that you bring a vibrant youth among people who have shown interest, bring them in so that you start saddling them with responsibilities and you will be watching them over these next four years so that when you want to leave the circle, you would have a vibrant youth to hand over to.”

Buhari, while reacting to the call to name a successor, said he would create more problems in the party by naming his successor now.

“To me, this is very funny. I think if I identify anybody I’d create more problems for him or for her. So, I’d rather keep my mouth shut,” Buhari stated.

“Let those who would want to be president try as much as I did. And I believe that those who are interested know that I tried three times.”