The Presidency has stated that Nigerians will not abandon President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday in Daura, Buhari’s home town in Katsina State, noted that Nigerians knew too well to allow the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win in 2023.
“The President enjoys unshakable support, not only in his hometown, but also across the country and it is enough for the opposition to admit that the President matters a lot for the ruling party and Nigerians in general.
“Again, he constitutes a political obstacle they cannot dismantle come 2023.
‘’We believe the PDP and other opposition parties are nursing false hopes of taking power come 2023.
“The masses will never abandon President Buhari’s leadership and the APC. I assure you that in 2023, the masses will be waiting for the President to what he has been building for the country in terms of infrastructure and the wellbeing of young people in the country.
“Nobody will take the risk by inviting another party to come and take over in 2023,” he said.
Responding to Shehu, the PDP stated that the comment by the President’s aide shows that the cabal in the Presidency had plotted a self-succession in 2023.
This was contained in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, titled, ‘Buhari Presidency’s 2023 Comments Smacks of Self-Succession Plot’.
“Nigerians were jolted when President Buhari’s spokesman, Shehu Garba, publicly announced in Daura, Mr President’s hometown, that President Buhari ‘constitutes a political obstacle’ which those who seek to succeed him, come 2023 ‘cannot dismantle.’
“Such statement by the Presidency, which is in its last lap of the second and final tenure in office, is not only provocative but also smacks of plots to derail our constitutional democratic order.
“Perhaps the comment by the Buhari Presidency explains why there has been a heavy onslaught against our institutions of democracy as well as the Electoral Act.”
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