Presidency Reveals Buhari’s Successor Amidst Controversy – See Who It Is!
The Nigerian Presidency has dismissed claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is working towards extending his tenure beyond May 29, 2023, or setting up an interim government.
In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesperson, he said, “Let us clearly, specifically, and emphatically state that there is absolutely no truth to the claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is working towards an interim government or even worse, the truncation of democracy.” The statement was issued in response to claims made by some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress that Buhari’s insistence on the new naira policy was to trigger chaos that would necessitate the imposition of an interim government.
The presidency denied these claims and reiterated that the President looks forward to handing over the reins of power to his elected successor on May 29, 2023, as the Constitution requires. In the statement, Shehu said, “While this is being done, there is no need to panic. We need to work together as leaders, as a people, and as one nation. When panic hits, people go into overdrive. Shouting helps no one because no one can listen.”
The presidency also reassured Nigerians that the elections scheduled for February 25 would hold, and Buhari’s favored successor remains the APC flag bearer, Bola Tinubu. The statement emphasized that the new naira policy is aimed at addressing the problem of cash supply, and nothing could be further from the truth regarding allegations that the naira swap was “engineered” to keep the President in office beyond May 29.
In conclusion, the Presidency of Nigeria has denied the claims that President Buhari is working towards an interim government or the truncation of democracy. The statement urged Nigerians not to panic and to work together as one nation, while reassuring them that the February 25 elections would hold. The presidency also reiterated that Buhari’s favored successor remains the APC flag bearer, Bola Tinubu.