Joe Igbokwe, a Lagos State APC chieftain, has warned the North against expecting President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor to emerge in 2023.
Igbokwe believes the idea of a Northerner replacing Buhari in 2023 should be abandoned.
The demand for a Northerner to succeed Buhari in 2023 is “a joke,” according to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Special Olu’s Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources.
“Someone recently called me to say that the North is considering producing the presidency again in 2023,” Igbokwe said on Facebook. My eyes welled up with tears as I chuckled. Consider the idea a joke.”
The APC has yet to zone its ticket ahead of its presidential primary contest.
President Muhammadu Buhari is a Northerner, as is the party’s National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu.
However, a movement to expand the ticket to all six geopolitical zones of Nigeria appears to be gaining traction.