Nigeria’s rulling All Progressives Congress, APC has said its 2023 presidential ticket will not be given to any aspirant on a silver platter.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, said this. He was reacting to the public declaration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s National Leader, in the 2023 presidential race.
Tinubu said he had informed the president of his 2023 presidential ambition after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
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.