The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie Oyegun, has said the ruling party will have issues in 2023 when Muhammadu Buhari ceases to be president.
The former Edo State governor, who recently clocked 80 years, made this known in an interview with ARISE NEWS on Friday.
Oyegun stated that the APC has time to resolve its internal challenges in order to retain victory in the next general election.
“When the APC was formed, all the predictions were that it will implode in another year or two, but the APC did not implode,” he said.
“The APC will have issues in 2023 and it has to start now, it has time to put its acts together for 2023. In 2023, there will be no President Buhari.”
Speaking on the crisis rocking Edo State, the former Chairman stated that the APC cannot let such crisis fester, adding that parties involved must respect the constitution of the party and Nigeria.
“We cannot have this crisis in Edo state or even in the party. My message is that we must try to achieve a leadership that is by compromise, by agreement and that is inclusive. We must let the constitution, both of the party and the nation to be our guide,” Oyegun said.
“I have always believed that things can be done better. That our politics does not have to be as aggressive as it is.
“When we embarked on the doctrine of change, for me, this meant change for everybody in the nation, change in our attitude, change in our respect for law, change in our respect for due process, change in our respect for what is right and our ability to differentiate it from what is wrong. And I offered myself for leadership because I wanted to contribute to that process, that our politics can be different.”