President Muhammadu Buhari has said no individual will decide who will succeed him in 2023.
He stated this on Thursday during an interview on Arise TV.
Buhari said his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), will sit and decide who will take over from him when his tenure expires.
“Members of the party will feel their involvement in decision making. Nobody is just sitting here in Lagos and asking them what to do. The succession plan depends on the party. We are going to leave it to the party,” he said.
The party will sit and make the decision. So those who wants to be president better join the APC.”
“About succession, what this admin can do is to make sure APC lasts beyond this administration.
“We have started registration from ward to local government and to the state level. That way, the APC can know the number of members they have state by state and local government by local government so that by the time this administration goes, the legacy can continue.
“And that is the best way to go for the party and the country,” Buhari said.
The president also revealed that he will be retiring to his farm in Daura, his hometown Katsina State, when his second term elapses.