Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate for the African Action Congress, AAC, stated that if he were to win the 2023 election, President Muhammadu Buhari would not be present for his swearing-in ceremony.
Sowore stated this while speaking in an interview with Politics Hub, a Vanguard Online TV’s political show on Friday.
The AAC presidential contender stated during the interview that he does not intend to succeed Buhari as president of Nigeria but rather to become the country’s next leader.
He said, “When I win the election Buhari will not come to the swearing-in. I think some of them would have left before the day of swearing-in and I’m serious about it. I just want you (Buhari) to know that you have a constitutional duty to hand over power.”
Meanwhile, Sowore denied allegations that he backed Buhari before his vi2015 victory.
When asked at what point he stopped supporting Buhari, Sowore said, “I never supported Buhari. You can never stop supporting somebody you never supported in the first place. What has prevailed over these years was a well-calculated attempt to blackmail my person by saying I supported Buhari because I was against Goodluck Jonathan.
“What I have always done in my entire life is to be opposed to terrible governance, it didn’t matter who was in charge, even if it was my Dad I would have opposed him if he is acting like Jonathan.
“But this is how to solve the puzzle, If I asked you to provide just one piece of evidence that I supported Buhari you will say you want to go and check and you are supposed to know it because I never did.
“There was no time in life that I campaigned for Buhari, wrote an article or approach anybody individually and say vote for Buhari. I didn’t vote for Buhari, because I didn’t register to vote until 2018. The first time I voted in my life in this country and probably in the world was in the 2019 election,” he said.