President Muhammadu Buhari has urged governors elected on the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, to assist him choose his successor ahead of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential primary election.
The president made the appeal in his address to the Progressive Governors Forum on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to Buhari, state governors were given the opportunity to choose their successor, asking them to allow him do same at the federal level.
Buhari said, “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.
“We gave governors re-election tickets or opportunity to pick their successors; allow me pick my successor.”