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Why APC settles for Bola Tinubu as presidential candidate ~President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said he refused to interfere in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) primary, which produced Bola Tinubu as the party’s candidate because he believed all aspirants were qualified and competent.

President Buhari, who spoke at the palace of the Emir of Kastina said he refrained from interfering with the process because all hopefuls in the contest were competent.

“When the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) signalled parties to elect their presidential candidates, we had 30 aspirants, mostly ministers in my cabinet and governors,” Buhari said.

“I told each of the aspirants to go and do their best. One particular governor, in his wisdom, came to meet me and asked who they should vote for at the party convention, checking if I had a preferred candidate.

“There was no need for interference, knowing the competence of all the aspirants.

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“They went and elected Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and he picked his running mate, Sen. Kashim Ibrahim, for the 2023 elections. I am praying that we will have peaceful and successful elections,” Presidential spokesman, Shehu Garba quoted President Buhari as saying.

On the state of things in Nigeria, the president said his administration has been doing its “best” to address the country’s challenges since it was elected in 2015.

“I feel privileged that Nigerians elected me in 2015. Since then, we have been doing our best to tackle the challenges, with God helping us. We are not alone.

“If only we knew what other countries in Africa are passing through, we will be grateful to God, and protect our country. Other African countries are passing through a lot.

“As leaders, we are doing our best and will keep doing our best to improve the situation. I am praying that the almighty God will give us more strength and wisdom to protect our people, and fulfil our promises of ensuring wellbeing.

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