The All Progressives Congress (APC) says President Muhammadu Buhari has no plan for third-term in office as purported by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While speaking to correspondents in Katsina state on Tuesday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, stated the masses would trust Buhari for advice as regards whom to vote for in 2023.
“We see PDP nursing the false hope of taking over power in 2023. The masses will never abandon President Buhari’s leadership. I’m sure in 2023, they’re waiting for him to show the way,” Shehu had said.
But reacting to Shehu’s statement, the PDP accused President Buhari of having a self-succession scheme and warned the presidency against plot to seek a third term in office.
However, in his response to the major opposition’s remark,John Akpanudoehede, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said different from the PDP, the APC is a disciplined party.
He alleged that the PDP, whilst in power, had a third-term plan and that it is now “being haunted by its past”.
Akpanudoehede mentioned that the APC will surprise the PDP with the result of its planned congresses slated to begin on July 31.
The national secretary also said the APC would not allow individual ambitions to deflect the Buhari administration ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.
“After our congresses and the national convention, we will shock them (PDP) by bringing a consensus and an agreeable candidate that will fly the flag of the party come 2023,” he said.
“APC has no third term agenda like PDP. What we are doing now is to stabilise the party and not allow individual ambitions to derail President Buhari’s administration.”