President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ruled out himself from working to install his successor saying doing so would stoke problem for such candidate ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
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Buhari explained this when he received in audience members of the Progressive in Academics (Pro-Acad) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja who urged him to have a succession plan.
“We are suggesting that you bring a vibrant youth among people who have shown interest, bring them in so that you start saddling them with responsibilities and you will be watching them over these next four years so that when you want to leave the circle, you would have vibrant youths to hand over to,” the Convener of Pro-Acad, Dr. Bolariwa Bolaji said.
In reaction, the president dismissed the charge recounting the trouble he went through to assume the mantle of leadership.
He said, “Succession, to me this is very funny. Because if I did find anybody I will create more problems for him or her. Let those who want to be President try as much as I did.
“I believe those who are interested need to know that I tried three times and the fourth time I thank God and technology, PVC. Before the they announced the result on radio and television, they got the result and they said anybody who disagreed should go to court. Most of my supporters are looking for next day’s meal, they don’t have money to give to lawyers. So I said God dey!
“So the fourth time because of technology they couldn’t rig the elections, so I won. So this time around I tried to work hard.”