Ahead of next year’s general elections, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu has asserted that the leader of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari will not be on the ballot in 2023, however, his spirit will drive the party’s campaign to victory.
Adamu made this known on Thursday while receiving the wife of the APC presidential candidate, Remi Tinubu who had stormed the national secretariat of the party. She was accompanied on the visit by the wife of the party’s vice presidential candidate, Hajiya Nana Shettima, at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
He pointed out that the National Working Committee (NWC) was working assiduously to ensure that the party retained power in 2023, stressing that there was ‘no option to victory.’
He said, ‘President Buhari will not be on the ticket, but his spirit, driving leadership and progressiveness in all he does, will continue to add value to what we are doing to win the elections.
‘As far as the leadership of the APC is concerned, President Buhari is very much on the ticket. We will not see his picture, but his spirit will drive these efforts. He has done so much under trying situations. And he is polling the fortunes of this country to everybody’s surprise.
‘I want to just emphasise one thing to you; there is no option to victory. We must leave no space whatsoever. This government must be returned, by the grace of God. I believe in God and for God to appreciate me and add value to what we are doing. We are not working to end up in the tribunal but working to end up in the Villa.
‘Those who have ears should hear. We are ready to work with you and whatever you feel the NWC can do, don’t hesitate to come along. We are ready.’
Speaking with newsmen, Senator Remi Tinubu said her husband would consolidate Buhari’s achievements if given the mandate.