Nasarawa Governor Abdullahi Sule has reacted to the rumoured 2023 presidential ambitions of Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to the governor, if both presidential hopefuls sell themselves convincing enough, the electorates will then make the final choice on whom they want to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
“Any one of them can come in and be able to display and prove to the people for support. At the end of the day, it is Nigerians that are able to do that (to choose),” he stated.
“Once you are able to convince Nigerians that this is the right thing, the people have the opportunity to compare to say this is the right person,” he added.
Governor Sule who featured on Wednesday on a monitored Channels Television programme also said the ruling APC wants victory at the 2023 polls hence its reasons for treading with caution in picking its national officers and conducting the national convention.
“Our plan is not to be able to lose this election in 2023 and that is everything we are doing,” the Nasarawa governor said.
“That is why we are being very careful in congresses, we are extremely careful in the selection of national officers, we are very careful in taking a decision.
“Rather than intimidation, the best thing that anybody who wants this power should do is to present themselves as credible, competent people who have the capacity to take over from Muhammadu Buhari and build on what he has already started.”
Although no specific date has been chosen yet, President Buhari recently approved February 2022 for the APC to conduct its national congress.