Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva
Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum has said that he believes the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the presidential election in 2023.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Newsnight on Monday February 8, Sylva stated the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains the party to beat in the 2023 election in spite of its internal challenges.
“I don’t see any party in Nigeria today that is stronger than APC.
“Of course, we have our internal problems like every other party. We are still, I believe, the party to beat and I believe in 2023, we will still have the presidency.”
The former Governor of Bayelsa state who on January 31st revalidated his membership of the party, also explained the role of President Buhari in the party.
“The role of President Buhari in the APC is that he is a rallying point. And when you have a rallying figure, you have a way of getting everybody come together at critical times.
“So, I believe that he would continue to play that role of a rallying figure. Even outside government in APC, he continues to be a rallying figure. That is one major advantage that we have that will give us the presidency in 2023.”