2023: Buhari Has A Preferred Presidential Candidate – Adesina

2023 Buhari Has A Preferred Presidential Candidate – Adesina
Femi Adesina and President Buhari
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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has revealed that his principal has a favorite candidate to succeed him in 2023 ahead of the 2023 general elections. 

Adesina made the revelation during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today yesterday which was monitored by Africa Daily News, New York.

So far ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba  have joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Adesina, who said he is not card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), touched on ASUU strike, and how eager the president is to resolve the issue.

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Adesina said, ‘In a previous interview when the president was asked whether he had a favorite candidate, he answered yes; but he will not mention him because mischief may happen to that person.

‘That shows you that the president himself is interested in the process and he has a preferred candidate; but whether he will impose his candidate is what you can no determine at the moment.

However, Adesina stated that going by the president’s recent directive that political appointees should resign before May 16, the president may decide to fill certain positions if some ministers resign.

President Buhari had in an interview on January 2nd this year revealed that ahead of the 2023 general elections, he had a preferred candidate but will not mention the person.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled its primary for the 30th, 31st of May, and 1st of June this year.

Africa Daily News, New York

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