The ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), promised on Wednesday that a consensual and agreeable presidential candidate for the 2023 general election would be presented sooner rather than later.
According to the statement, the party is now more concerned with stabilizing against shocks caused by individual shareholder ambition.
Senator John James Akpanudedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said in a statement issued in Abuja in response to the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) recent allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari had a self-succession plan, that the party would not allow personal ambitions to derail the Buhari administration ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
He claimed that, in contrast to the opposition PDP, the APC was a disciplined party, observing that the latter was simply tormented by its past.
Akpanudoedehe recalled the PDP’s third-term goal when in power, predicting that the APC will surprise it with the results of its planned congresses, which would begin on July 31.
“APC has no third term agenda like PDP. What we are doing now is to stabilise the party and not allow individual ambitions to derail President Buhari’s administration,” he said.
“Unlike the opposition, we are a disciplined party. PDP is just been haunted by its past. You will recall the inglorious third term agenda while PDP was in power. So, it is easy to accuse the ruling party now.
“After our congresses and the national convention, we will shock them (PDP) by bringing a consensus and an agreeable candidate that will fly the flag of the party come 2023. APC has no 3rd term agenda like PDP.