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It was an implied one, though, and an open secret.
According to a former National Chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Rufai Hanga, even in law, there is an epressed and implied act.
“If something is expressed, there are no two ways about it,” Hanga said in an interview with the Daily Trust.
“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.”
The CPC was among the three legacy parties that merged to form the APC in 2013, and Buhari had been its perennial presidential candidate.
Other parties were ACN and ANPP.
Tinubu founded and led the APC into the merger, ad has been silent about news touting his ambition for the 2023 presidential election.ti
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