|The immediate past Minister of Communication , Adebayo Shittu , on Wednesday said the All Progressives Congress might find it difficult to get votes in the 2023 general elections if the party failed to put its house in order.|
The ex -minister spoke in Osogbo while featuring on ‘ The Frontliners ” a programme organised by the Association of Veteran Journalists, Osun State branch .
Shittu , who described as idiotic the insinuations that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, ( retd.) , would be seeking third term in 2023, said in the last two presidential elections , Buhari got over 15 million votes with 12 million of the votes coming from the North alone.
He said , “ 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 got 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 ?
“ Buhari is the most selfless leader Nigeria ever had . This is one President who when elected slashed his salary by 50 per cent
“ As we also know, his lifestyle for the past 20 years has not changed. He is not flamboyant. What he is looking for is 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