President Muhammadu Buhari has said the All Progressives Congress may lose power to the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general election.
President Buhari said this during an interview session televised by the Nigerian Television Authority on Wednesday.
He, however, said there are no kingmakers in the seat of power in Abuja.
The President said: “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 constituencies 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 the elected at any level, let them work for it.
“Nobody is going to appoint anybody.”
Buhari then added: “We have timeframe we have to work because the four-year tenure is constitutional.
“It cannot be interfered by anybody.
“So, if the party couldn’t agree, then the opposition can take over.
“What did the PDP do?
“They said the opposition could not come together, but when ACN, ANPP, CPC, APGA came together, before PDP realised it, they were off.
“They are still off.
“They can see it.”