2023: APC Chairman, Adamu speaks on Buhari handing over to opposition

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Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has revealed that it won’t be easy for President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to an opposition party in May 2023.

According to him, it would be a shame for the president to hand over power to an opposition to party’s candidate.

President Buhari and the ruling APC came to power in 2015 after ex-president Goodluck Jonathan of the then ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, conceded defeat and handed over power to the then opposition.

But in an interview with BBC Hausa, Adamu disclosed that Buhari wants APC to retain power beyond next year.

He also dismissed the criticism alleging that President Buhari was withdrawing from campaigning for the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, adding that it would be inappropriate for him to leave his job as president because of the electioneering.

He said, “Things go the way we want, we are grateful to God, everyone in our journey is seeing the signs that God shows us. We believe in success, all other parties know that we are ahead.”

On criticism that Buhari has withdrawn from party rallies, Adamu said it was untrue.

“Anyone who tells you that he wants (APC to) win this election more than Buhari is lying. My reason is that it is a shame for the President to hand over power to a political party that is not his.

“What people don’t consider is that Muhammadu Buhari is the president and there is an oath on him that every citizen belongs to him. So, he has to be careful because if he doesn’t do that, his critics will accuse him of working for APC instead of working for Nigeria,” he added.

On the crowd pulled by other political parties during their rallies, the chairman said APC was not scared.

“I didn’t see it and it will not scare us because it is normal. This is a country with about 200 million people, and there is no place where PDP can gather a million people.

“The Waziri of Adamawa who is contesting for presidency, so far he has not been able to unite members of his party,” Adamu added.

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