Buhari Backpedals, Now Says He Has No Preferred Aspirant

On Monday afternoon, resident Muhammadu Buhari dispelled any doubts about his position on the election of a presidential candidate for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, by declaring before the party’s 14 northern governors that he has “no preferred candidate,” has “anointed no one,” and is determined to ensure that “no candidate shall be imposed on the party.”

President Buhari said the party is essential and that its members must be valued and made to feel significant during a meeting with governors at the State House.

The President said he had a clear mind about what he was doing and asked the APC governors to feel the same way: “You were elected as I was. Have a clear mind as I have. God gave us the chance; we have no reason to complain. We must be ready to take pain as we take the joy. Allow the delegates to decide. The Party must participate, nobody will appoint anybody.”

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Earlier in their addresses, the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Governor Simon Bako Lalong and Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of the Progressive Governors said they had come to affirm the position of the Northern Governors that the party’s candidate in the presidential election shall come from the Southern part of the country.

They affirmed that the position was not because there were no qualified candidates from the North.

They apologised to the President for the leakage of their signed memorandum which was not in support of any particular candidate and gave their assurance to the President on their readiness to accept his leadership on the matter.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

June 6, 2022

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