APC Chairman Ganduje Expresses Confidence in Tinubu's Re-election in 2027

APC chairman Ganduje claims Tinubu will remain president beyond 2027, sparking tensions with opposition NNPP. Highlights long-term political strategies in Nigeria's landscape.

Quadri Adejumo
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APC Chairman Ganduje Expresses Confidence in Tinubu's Re-election in 2027

APC Chairman Ganduje Expresses Confidence in Tinubu's Re-election in 2027

On April 24, 2023, Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, voiced assurance that President Bola Tinubu will continue serving beyond 2027. Ganduje made this statement while addressing a crowd of APC supporters in Abuja, criticizing the opposition parties for their alleged propaganda and protests against the APC leadership.

Ganduje accused the opposition New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and its leaders in Kano State of backing demonstrations and campaigns for his removal as the APC national chairman. He claimed that the NNPP is afraid of future electoral losses after being defeated across the country in the last general election. "The NNPP and its chieftains in Kano State are behind the pockets of sponsored protests aimed at removing me as the APC national chairman," Ganduje alleged.

The APC chairman dismissed the opposition's actions as "political rascality" and "African magic drama" stemming from the NNPP-led Kano state government. He urged APC supporters to remain committed to the party and ignore the antics of the opposition parties.

Ganduje asserted that there is no vacancy in the presidential seat of power in 2027 and that Tinubu will, by God's grace, continue as the President of Nigeria. "There is no vacancy in Aso Rock in 2027. President Bola Tinubu will, God willing, continue as the President of Nigeria," he stated.

The convener of the solidarity walk, Prof. Salihu Ahmad Alizaga, also expressed complete trust in President Tinubu and Ganduje. He stated that those who want to remove the National Chairman are interested in unseating the President in 2027. Alizaga emphasized that the APC is a united family, contrary to the "rancour" being portrayed by "few individuals" under the "obvious sponsorship" of the NNPP-led Kano State government.

Why this matters: The statements by APC Chairman Ganduje and the solidarity walk convener Alizaga underscore the political tensions and rivalries between the ruling APC and opposition parties like the NNPP. The assertions about Tinubu's re-election in 2027, four years ahead of the next presidential election, highlight the long-term political strategies and ambitions at play in Nigeria's political landscape.

In response to Ganduje's comments, the NNPP's National Publicity Secretary, Ladipo Johnson, said that the APC chairman was trying to "drag the president into [his] travail" and that his behavior was "becoming delusional". The exchange of accusations and counter-accusations between the <a href="

Key Takeaways

  • APC chairman Ganduje claims Tinubu will remain president beyond 2027.
  • Ganduje accuses NNPP of backing protests to remove him as APC chairman.
  • Ganduje dismisses opposition actions as "political rascality" and "African magic drama".
  • Convener Alizaga expresses trust in Tinubu and Ganduje, says APC is united.
  • Tensions and rivalries between ruling APC and opposition NNPP highlighted.