In the wake of the declaration by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of his intention to participate in the 2023 presidential race, the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) has said its 2023 presidential ticket will not be given to any aspirant on a silver platter.
The party made this known through its Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena.
Recall that after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, Tinubu said he had informed the president of his 2023 presidential ambition.
With his disclosure to contest the presidency, Tinubu is likely to clash with his political ‘godson’, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is also believed to be interested in the presidential race.
However, Buhari had on Wednesday, during an interview with Channels Television, said he did not care who succeeds him in 2023.
Reacting to the declaration of Tinubu, Nabena said, “The APC will not give any of its members’ presidential ticket on a platter of gold; there are procedures so he (Tinubu) should continue consulting. The APC is not a come-and-take party. He should consult even those contesting with him.
“So consultations should continue and whoever emerges at the primaries will be the party’s presidential candidate for 2023,” the party said.