President Muhammadu Buhari has said he does not have any plan to find a replacement for himself ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Buhari revealed this as a reaction to one of the requests by the members of progressives in academics, who visited him at the State House yesterday.
Dr. Bolarinwa Bolaji, a spokesperson of the group had earlier urged President Buhari to begin with grooming his successor, who would take over from him in four years’ time.
Bolaji said, “We are delighted having you and in another four-year time you would want to go and rest – then who takes over from you?”
“We are suggesting that you bring a vibrant youths 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.
“This is one of the ways the gains of this government can be made to be continues – so that there will be continuity in what you are doing.”
Buhari siad, “To me this is very funny. I think if I identify anybody I’d create more problem for him or for her.
“So, I’d rather keep my mouth shut. Let those who would want to be president try as much as I did. And I believe that those who are interested know that I tried three times.”
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