Former Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has said that it might be difficult for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to get votes in the 2023 general elections if it fails to put its house in order.
The immediate past minister stated this on Wednesday in Osogbo, Osun state capital, while featuring on ‘The Frontliners” a programme organised by the Association of Veteran Journalists, Osun State branch.
While describing the insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari may seek the third term as idiotic, the former Minister said in the last two presidential elections, Buhari got over 15 million votes with 12 million of the votes coming from the North alone.
“In the last two elections, Buhari got over 15 million votes, and that is because he is on the ballot. From the North alone, he reached over 12 million votes on each occasion.
“If the APC is not careful and put its house in order, where will the vote come in 2023 if the magnet of Buhari is no more on the ballot?” he queried.
He also described Buhari as the most selfless leader Nigeria ever had.
“This is one President who, when elected, slashed his salary by 50 percent. As we also know, his lifestyle for the past 20 years has not changed. He is not flamboyant. What he is looking for is a good legacy.
“Obasanjo failed when he attempted it (third term), so you think a less ambitious person would now be the one to do that? It will not happen, so I think it is not a matter we should focus on. It is a waste of time,” Shittu said.