The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that it would soon select a consensus candidate that would fly the party’s flag during the 2023 presidential election.
The National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John Akpanudoehede, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
TheFact Nigeria reports that the statement was a response to the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who recently alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari had a self-succession plan.
Akpanudoehede, however stressed that the party would not allow individual ambitions to derail the Buhari administration, ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.
He said unlike the opposition PDP, the APC was a disciplined party, noting that the former was just being haunted by its past.
Akpanudoedehe recalled the third term agenda of the PDP while it was in power, pointing out that the APC would surprise it with the outcome of its planned congresses scheduled to commence on July 31.
“After our congresses and the National Convention, we will shock them [PDP] by bringing a consensus and an agreeable candidate that will fly the flag of the party come 2023.
“APC has no third term agenda like PDP. What we are doing now is to stabilise the party and not allow individual ambitions to derail President Buhari’s administration,” he said.