North will still produce president in 2023, insists APC chieftain

May 26th, 2019

…Says APC may seize to exist after Buhari

From Suleiman Issa, MInna

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state, Hon. Adamu Kuta has berated the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu over his recent comment that he is under pressure to contest the Presidency in 2023.

In an interview with newsmen in Minna, the APC chieftain maintained that the North will still produce the presidency in 2023.

He said the country needs a leader that can consolidate on the achievements of President Mohammadu Buhari anti corruption fight, adding that Tinubu is not the kind of President Nigerians would need in 2023.

“I like Tinubu as a person and he has contributed immensely to the success of our party, but honestly he is not the kind of president Nigeria needs in 2023.

“Nigerians need someone that can continue with the achievements and the foundation that Buhari has laid. His anti corruption fight is seriously sending fears into corrupt Nigerians and we want someone that can continue from where he will stop in 2023”.

Honourable Kuta, who was a former House of Representatives member from 1999 -2003 maintained that there might not be APC after Buhari in 2023, even though crisis he said is not new in party politics.

“It is the good work of Buhari in the next four years that will determine whether or not the party can last beyond 2023. But the good work Buhari is doing now, there is no doubt that the party will win the 2023 election if it remains intact”.

On which region should produce the presidency in 2023, the former lawmaker declared “the Nigeria constitution does not recognize zoning of political offices; the president can come from anywhere.

“The last general election had Presidential candidates from every region of the country and nobody stopped them because the constitution recognizes them to contest. So every region has the constitutional right to field candidates for any elective position in the country”.

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