2023: I won’t name my successor, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he would not name anybody as his successor.
Buhari, who was sworn in for a second term on May 29, this year, stated this when he hosted members of the Progressives in Academics (Pro-Acad) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The president was asked by the group to start grooming a youth as his successor. But the president said those who want to succeed him should try as much as he did.
The president said: “Succession, to me this is very funny; because if I did find anybody I will create more problems for him or her.
Let those who want to be president try as much as I did. “I believe those who are interested need to know that I tried three times and the fourth time I thank God and technology, PVC.

“So, I think you have more to do as intellectuals to make sure you correct Nigeria’s intellectual development, it is very important for the next generation.

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“A lot of our young people are taking things for granted. Imagine to contest elections three times and ending up in the Supreme Court, it takes a lot of conviction and hard work. But people take things for granted,” he said