Buhari won’t impose successor in 2023, Presidency replies Bakare

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The Presidency said on Monday that the question of the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2023 was best answered by Nigerians, who would freely make the decision through the ballot.

It was stated that Buhari would not “impose” his successor on the country, but would rather allow a democratic process to be followed through in electing the next President.

The Serving Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare had in a state of the nation address on Sunday, urged President Buhari not to allow those he described as “looters” to take over the reins of power in 2023, adding that doing so would mean that the anti-corruption war of the current regime would have been in vain.

The presidential spokesperson, Mr Femi Adesina said, “The President would love to sustain his legacies after exiting office in 2023, and will not pick a successor; The President will ensure that Nigeria is in safe hands.

Last September, Bakare had announced to his congregation that he would be Nigeria’s next President in 2023, describing himself as one born to be President.