The President, Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the governors of the ruling All progressive Congress to give him the support he requires to pick his successor.
Newsonline reports that President Buhari’s plea is coming on the heels of the the party’s presidential primary election, that is slated to hold in the coming days.
The ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, had sold its presidential interest declaration form for N100 million to all aspirants for the highest office of the land.
In a 12 points letter, which Newsonline obtained, President Buhari asked for APC governors support in choosing his favorite candidate for the presidential primary.
Newsonline had reported that the ruling party had commenced the screening of the presidential aspirants, which include; the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, national Leader of the party and the former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu. Read more.
In a part of the letter, the president reminded the governors of the objectives of the party’s internal policies,” In pursuit of the foregoing objectives, the Party has successfully established internal policies that promote continuity and smooth succession plans even at the state and local government levels.
“For example, first term Governors who have served credibly well have been encouraged to stand for re-election.
“Similarly, second term Governors have been accorded the privilege of promoting successors that are capable of driving their visions as well as the ideals of the party.”
While calling for a united interest, the president said; “As we approach the Convention, I appeal to all of you to allow our interests to converge, our focus to remain on the changing dynamics of our environment, the expectations of our citizens and the global community.
“Our objective must be the victory of our party and our choice of the candidate must be someone who would give the Nigerian masses a sense of victory and confidence even before the elections.”
The president solicited with the governors to support and reciprocate his adherence to the party internal policies during the state primaries, “In keeping with the established internal policies of the Party and as we approach the Convention in a few days, therefore, I wish to solicit the reciprocity and support of the Governors and other stakeholders in picking my successor, who would fly the flag of our party for election into the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023.
“I wish to assure you that the consultation process shall continue to ensure that all aspirants and stakeholders would be brought on board right through to the convention.
“This would also ensure that any anxiety occasioned by different factors are effectively brought under control and that our party emerges stronger.”