“There was an implied agreement that he would take over. That is why he didn’t back out after the first tenure.”
Rufai Hanga, the founding National Chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has disclosed that there was an agreement that President Muhammadu Buhari would handover power to Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in 2023.
Hanga who made the disclosure maintained that the implied agreement of Buhari to handover to Tinubu was an “open secret.”
He said Tinubu would have dumped APC after Buhari’s first tenure but opted to remain with the party due to the “implied agreement.”
“This is an open secret. There was an implied agreement. Even in law, there is an 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,” Hanga said according to Daily Post NG.
Buhari was a member of the defunct CPC which merged with ACN and ANPP to form APC.
Meanwhile, there are insinuations that Tinubu is nursing a presidential ambition ahead of 2023.
Amid calls by loyalists, the former Lagos State Governor is yet to publicly declare his intention.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State recently denied opening a campaign headquarters in Abuja.
The APC National Leader’s campaign posters have been sighted in some states across the country.