The former chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Senator Rufai Hanga has disclosed that there was “implied agreement” between President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the rulling party, All progressive congress, (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola to cede power to him in the forthcoming 2023
Senator Rufai Hanga who is the founder of CPC party which was collapse in 2014 with then ACN and other minor parties to form NOW APC said the agreement was the reason why Tinubu remained in the APC after Buhari’s first term.
“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.
He however expressed doubt that the APC will give its ticket to Tinubu, predicting a fight ahead, with power coalitions among governors and some forces in the Presidency which may probably hinder the ambition of the APC national chairman.