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2023: I have no preferred candidate— Buhari




PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said he does not have any preferred candidate as the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress'(APC) presidential ticket.

According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari made this known during a meeting with the party’s 14 governors of northern states at the State House, Abuja, 

Buhari was quoted saying he has “no preferred candidate,” and has “anointed no one,” and is determined to ensure that “there shall be no imposition of any candidate on the party.”


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He noted the party is important and its members must be respected and made to feel they are important.

“You were elected as I was. Have a clear mind as I have. God gave us the chance; we have no reason to complain. We must be ready to take pain as we take the joy. Allow the delegates to decide. The Party must participate, nobody will appoint anybody,” Buhari said.

Allow the delegates to decide. The Party must participate, nobody will appoint anybody

The governors apologised to the President for the leakage of their signed memorandum which was not in support of any particular candidate and gave assurances to the President on their readiness to accept his leadership on the matter.

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