Ahead of the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election, a former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has said a presidential aspirant of the party, Bola Tinubu, has no moral justification to complain if President Muhammadu Buhari picks his successor.
Omokri said though “it’s treason for Buhari to singlehandedly pick his successor,” Tinubu had no moral ground to complain.
He noted that Buhari should allow Nigerians decide who succeeds him in 2023.
In a series of tweets, the socio-political commentator, wrote: “It is wrong for Buhari to singlehandedly pick the presidential candidate of the APC.
“But Tinubu has no moral grounds to complain about that. However, it is treasonable for Buhari to say he will pick his successor. Nigerians will pick his successor.
“If Buhari’s threat to produce his successor is predicated on repeating (what happened) 2019, my response to him is to repeat what he said on May 15, 2012: ‘They either conduct a free and fair election or they go a very disgraceful way’.”
A few days ago, Buhari had urged APC governors to allow him pick his successor.
Buhari said he should be allowed to decide his successor because State governors were given the opportunity to pick their successors.
He spoke during a meeting with the governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.