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2023 Presidency: My favourite candidate may be eliminated if I reveal his identity — Buhari

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2023 Presidency: My favourite candidate may be eliminated if I reveal his identity — Buhari

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that revealing the identity of his preferred candidate for the 2023 presidential election may put the life of the latter at risk of elimination.

President Buhari said this during an exclusive interview aired by Channels TV on Wednesday.

In his words, “I wouldn’t mention the name of my favourite successor because he may be eliminated if I do. I better keep that a secret.”

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As the general elections draw nearer, there have been rumours that a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu; the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo; Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Ibikunle Amosun, among others are likely to contest for the position.

Although all these leaders have not openly declared their ambition and interest to the public, supporters and bill boards are flying around these rumours.

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Meanwhile, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s rumoured ambition received a boost on Wednesday as a group of youths drawn from the 19 northern states and the FCT, converged in Kaduna and declared him as the best man to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

The youths also said Osinbanjo has qualities to lead the country to greatness in 2023 and beyond, and warned the North against not conceding power to the Vice President.

 

2023 Presidency: My favourite candidate may be eliminated if I reveal his identity — Buhari

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