The Presidency has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has a preferred candidate to succeed him in 2023.
Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Buhari has a preferred candidate but would not disclose it.
Adesina disclosed this on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
According to Adesina: “In a previous interview, when the President was asked whether he had a favourite candidate, he answered yes; but he will not mention him because mischief may happen to that person.
“That shows you that the President himself is interested in the process, and he has a preferred candidate, but whether he will impose his candidate is what you can not determine at the moment.”
Recently, Buhari had disclosed that he would not reveal his preferred candidate for the 2023 Presidency.
The President had said his preferred candidate might be assassinated if he revealed the person.
So far, Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba have joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).