President Muhammadu Buhari will next month endorse his preferred 2023 presidential race candidate. This is according to a source in the presidency.
The source revealed that Buhari will pick his favourite among those that have so far declared their interest under the ruling-All Progressives Congress (APC).
Some of the aspirants, who have made their intentions known to run for the presidency are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi; a former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Kalu; Employment Minister, Senator Chris Ngige; a former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; his Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi; and an ex-governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
According to the source, Buhari is currently studying the aspirants to understand their attitudes, actions, and backgrounds, among other things that characterise their personalities, before either making his pronouncement on the issue or directing his trusted aides on whom to queue behind them.
It would be recalled that in January, the President stated that he already has someone in mind he would like to succeed him.
He, however, refused to disclose the identity of who he would prefer on the fear that he might be eliminated.
“I won’t tell you my favourite for 2023; he may be eliminated if I mention him. I better keep it a secret,” he stated during a recent interview with Channels TV.