I don’t want problem for my successor – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says he has no plan whatsoever to groom a successor for the 2023 presidential election.

The president stated this while reacting to one of the requests made by the members of progressives in academics, who visited him at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday.

The spokesperson of the group, Dr. Bolariwa Bolaji had earlier enjoined the president to commence the proceed of his successor, who would take over the mantle of leadership from him in 2023.

Bolaji said: “We are delighted having you and in another four-year time you would want to go and rest – then who takes over from you?

“We are suggesting that you bring a vibrant youths among people who have shown interest, bring them in so that you start saddling them with responsibilities and you will be watching them over these next four years so that when you want to leave the circle, you would have vibrant youths to hand over to.

“This is one of the ways the gains of this government can be made to be continues – so that there will be continuity in what you are doing.”

However, President Buhari said he would rather stay away from identifying anybody as his successor so as not to create problem for such a person.

The president said: “To me this is very funny.  I think if I identify anybody I’d create more problems for him or for her.”

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