Former lawmaker, Senator Rufai Hanga says there was an agreement that President Muhammadu Buhari would hand over power to Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2023.
The founder and pioneer National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) made this known in an interview with Daily Trust on Saturday.
Hanga noted that the implied agreement was the reason why Tinubu, who is the national leader of the APC remained in the party after Buhari’s first term.
He, however, noted that some forces in the Presidency and governors will not allow the ruling party to give the presidential ticket to Tinubu.
The former lawmaker has described the performance of the APC government under Buhari as woeful, adding that Nigerians may, in the end, prefer the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“This is an open secret. There was an implied agreement. Even in law, there is implied and expressed act. If something is expressed, there are no two ways about it. There was an implied agreement that he would take over. That is why he didn’t back out after the first tenure. If Tinubu knew that he would not benefit, he would have backed out during Buhari’s first tenure. But he knows there was an agreement,” he said.
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