As several chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) jostle for the nation’s number one position, President Muhammadu Buhari may have shocked Nigerians and the chieftains that he has an anointed and favoured candidate.
“No. Let him come, whoever it is.
The only important thing (is) I made sure that on record, nobody should ask me to come and give any evidence in any court.
“Otherwise, whoever it is, he will be in trouble. Because all the important things are on record. I made sure about that. Important issues are all on record.”
“I don’t support direct primaries because I want people to be given a choice. You can’t give them one option and think that you are being democratic.
”Let them have the three options. I don’t think I told them what I don’t like. All I said (is) there should be options. We must not insist that it has to be direct. It should be consensus and indirect,” said the president.
On farmer-herder violent clashes, Buhari restated his preference for grazing routes across the country.