The president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (back), assured members of the All Progressives Congress that the agreed president would not be included in the party.
Speaking at a meeting with governors at the State House, Abuja, Buhari said “the party is important and its members should be respected and made to feel important”.
This was contained in a press statement from the Special Assistant to the President of Public Affairs and Public Affairs, Garba Shehu, entitled, ‘I have not anointed anyone, there will be no coercion,’ said President Buhari.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday afternoon cleared up any doubts about his standing in the run-up to the presidency of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which announced in front of 14 party leaders in the northern states that ‘no member prefers. ‘, and’ did not anoint anyone ‘, and is determined to ensure that’ there will be no candidate for any candidate in the group ‘.
“The president said he had a clear idea of what he was doing and asked the APC governors to feel the same way: You were elected like me. Be as clear-cut as I have. God has given us a chance; there is no reason to complain. We should be ready to suffer as we take pleasure. Let the delegates decide. The Party must participate, no one will nominate anyone. ”
“Earlier in their speeches, the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Governor Simon Bako Lalong and Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of the Progressive Governors Forum, said they had come to confirm the position of Northern governors that a candidate for president should run. they come from the southern part of the country.
“They have apologized to the President for the breach of their signed memorandum which was not in line with any candidate and have assured the President of their readiness to accept his leadership in this matter,” the statement added.