On Tuesday, as Nigeria’s ruling party the All Progressives Congress screened aspirants seeking the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari broke his silence on how he wanted the party’s candidate to emerge during a meeting with APC governors.
Buhari appealed to the governors, urging them “to allow our interests to converge, our focus to remain on the changing dynamics of our environment, the expectations of our citizens and the global community.”
By “changing dynamics,” one of Buhari’s aides says the president was referring to how the game for who succeeds him is gradually shifting base to the north and how the APC must show it is popular enough to win even before the ballot.
“You saw what happened with the PDP (the Peoples Democratic Party which elected former vice-president Atiku Abubakar) as its presidential candidate. Now, obviously, APC wants
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