President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday that no member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will be allowed to impose candidates for the 2023 elections.
The President said this while fielding questions in an interview with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) monitored in Abuja.
He said any governor that tries to impose a candidate on the people in the forthcoming elections would face problems.
The also reiterated that he is not a kingmaker that would determine who takes over from him in 2023.
“My position is simple, I think I succeeded in trying to get my position understood in the sense that I said, we start from bottom upwards; from polling units to wards, to local governments, to states and then to Abuja.
“So, the party, because I’m concerned about my party, the party, in all constituents they will know their positions, coming up. Therefore, when they come to Abuja, they are likely to work together.
“There is no kingmaker from Abuja, no constituency is being dictated to. All constituencies are supposed to produce their leadership in our party.
“What other parties are doing is their own business, but we want to make sure that our party members understand that they are respected.
“It is from polling unit, to ward to local government, to state and after Abuja. So those who want to be elected at any level, let them work for it. Nobody is going to appoint anybody,” he said.