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APC will face big challenge after Buhari, says Lawan

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may face challenges after the exit of President Muhammadu Buhari from office in 2023, except timely interventions are taken to avert same.

Lawan, according to a statement by his Special Assistant (Press), Ezrel Tabiowo, gave the warning last night in a speech he delivered to close the First Progressives Youth Conference 2021 which held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

According to him, the party must begin to plan ahead to sustain the goodwill and legacies of the current administration by ensuring that its leaders hand over power to competent youths in the APC.

He noted that by doing so, the party would be able to retain its appeal and nationalistic outlook beyond the 2023 general elections.

He said, “Whether we like it or not, the truth is, President Muhammadu Buhari remains the person with the bulk of the support we get across this country in APC.

“[And] when he leaves, he would still have some roles, but I dare say that it is after he leaves office that APC will face its challenge.

“Yes, we have to know our value then, and the value of APC presently is APC minus President Muhammadu Buhari. Whatever it is, that is the value of APC.

“So, we need to do a lot to build this party, and we need our youths more than ever before for them to continue with this legacy that this administration has established all over the country.

“That means we have to see ourselves as brothers and sisters regardless of where we come from.”

The Senate President added that, “our tribe or even ethnic group, our religious persuasion should not matter when it comes to uniting this country.

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