Buhari has no plans for a third term, according to the APC.

He called the erroneous interpretations of the party's earlier statement a conspiracy aimed at senior APC leaders and their alleged presidential ambitions in 2023.
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President Muhammadu Buhari

In contrast to the Peoples Democratic Party's claims, the All Progressives Congress (APC) confirmed on Thursday that President  Muhammadu Buhari has no plans for a third term or a succession plan.

Senator John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, made the announcement in Abuja.

Akpanudoedehe previously stated that the party would choose a consensual and agreeable presidential candidate to represent it in 2023.

He said it was sad that the APC's earlier statement, which refuted the PDP's bogus claim, was twisted and misinterpreted in some parts of the media.

The spokesman said:

“Our statement is simple and straightforward. President Buhari has no third term ambition, a position he has personally reiterated.

“In adherence to internal democracy, when the time comes to elect the APC 2023 presidential flag bearer and other party candidates, the process will be in full compliance with the provisions of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, the APC Constitution and the approved party guidelines.

“For clarity, the APC Constitution provides that party candidates in all elections emerge through democratically conducted primary elections or where possible, consensus.”

He called the erroneous interpretations of the party's earlier statement a conspiracy aimed at senior APC leaders and their alleged presidential ambitions in 2023.

This, according to Akpanudoedehe, is needless and inappropriate, and that the APC leadership will not force any candidate in the run-up to congresses, the National Convention, and the general elections in 2023.