2023: Don’t give party tickets to ‘highest bidders’, Buhari warns APC leaders


By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined the new National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that the party primaries are not influenced by “highest bidders”.

The president gave the warning at the 2022 APC National Convention in Abuja.

He urged party leaders to always promote internal democracy and equal opportunities for all members of the party.

Buhari called on all politicians and the electorate to abide by the new Electoral Act “to promote the process of election, enhance transparency, fill in existing gaps and add value to Nigeria’s democracy for our democracy to thrive.”

The president, who adduced reasons for his recent intervention in the affairs of the party, said that it was not intended to muzzle dissenting voices.

“Recently, l had cause to intervene in the leadership crisis which was about to cause confusion in the party.

”Such internal disputes are common in young democracies such as ours, but we must…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria