He stated that he is unconcerned about who would succeed him in 2023, claiming that he has no preference in the upcoming general elections.
This was said by the president in an interview with Channels television that aired on Wednesday evening.
According to him,
“I am not interested in who becomes the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as I am open to the emergence of anyone. “No. Let him come, whoever it is. The only important thing (is) I made sure that on record, nobody should ask me to come and give any evidence in any court. Otherwise, whoever it is, he will be in trouble. Because all the important things are on record. I made sure about that. Important issues are all on record.”
When asked if he has a favourite in the APC, he replied:
“No. I wouldn’t because the person could be eliminated if I mention it. I better keep it secret.”
President Buhari, who also addressed other national issues, shut out the idea of Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated self-proclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), being released, stating he would not interfere with the judiciary.
The president expressed his displeasure with Kanu and IPOB’s efforts to tarnish Nigeria’s image overseas.
When informed that several Igbo elders had asked for Kanu’s release, President Buhari said he would never intervene with the judiciary because Kanu would be given the right to defend himself.
He would not rule out a political solution to the problem, though, stating that it would rely on Kanu’s behaviour.
“There is one institution that I wouldn’t dare interfere with. That’s the judiciary. Kanu’s case is with the judiciary. But what I wonder is when Kanu was simply in Europe, abusing this administration and mentioning too many things, I never thought really he wants to voluntarily come and defend himself on the accusations he has,” he said.
My President stressed that;
“We are giving him an opportunity to defend himself in our system and not to be abusing us from Europe as if he is not a Nigerian. Let him come here with us and then criticize us here in Nigeria, let him be listened to. But people who are saying he should be released, no, we cannot release him.”
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