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Naming my successor will create problems – Buhari
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said to name anyone as his successor in 2023 would create problems, thus would rather keep it to himself.
He revealed this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja when he played host to members of the Progressives in Academics (Pro-Acad) who paid him a visit.
The group, according to reports, advised the President to start nurturing a youth who would replace him after expiration of his second term in office.
But he explained that such a decision would create problems for him, adding that whoever wants to become president of the nation would need to be industrious and cannot just achieve the aim overnight.
Buhari himself had failed in three attempts to win the presidential election – 2003, 2007 and 2011 – before he eventually emerged in 2015, through a merger with four other political parties to form the All Progressives Congress. He was re-elected into office after the March 2019 presidential election.