The Presidency has bluntly told leading opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to forget about winning the 2023 general elections.
The Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, who spoke shortly after observing the EiD-kabir prayers in Daura, Katsina State, said Nigerians know too well than to allow another party takes over in 2023.
According to him: ’’The President enjoys unshakable support not only in his hometown but also across the country and it is enough for the opposition to admit that the President matters a lot for the ruling party and Nigerians in general, again he constitutes a political obstacle they cannot dismantle come 2023
‘’We believe the PDP and other opposition parties are nursing false hopes of taking power comes 2023.
“The masses will never abandon President Buhari’s leadership and the APC. I assure you that in 2023, the masses will be waiting for the President to show the way in courtesy of what he has been building for the country in terms of infrastructure and wellbeing of young people in the country’’.
He added: “Nobody will take the risk by inviting another party to come and take over in 2023.”
It is earlier reported that, Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has declared that it would not be intimidated into surrendering its demand for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023.
It is also reported that, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has distanced himself from reports suggesting he would run as the Vice presidential candidate to former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2023.
The report added that Malami is busy with official duties and has never indicated interest in contesting any political post, warning people to stop spreading unfounded rumours.
2023 is still very far to even talk about it, the attorney has never indicated interest to stand for election with anybody. He advised members of the public to be wary of what they say or post on social media or anywhere, what the minister needs now is to focus more on how to deliver much needed services to the country and that he has been doing and will continue,” the statement said.