Has the search for President Buhari’s successor begun?

“Ex-Nigerian Leaders Obasanjo, Babangida, Abdulsalami ignominiously mismanaged Nigeria”-lawmaker

The Democratic Youth Congress as described as conspiracy the alleged move to search for President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor by three former Nigerian leaders

A lawmaker, Mr. Kassim Mohammed Kassim, who spoke on behalf of the group accused ex-presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-military ‘president’ Ibrahim Babangida and ex-military Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar, of not being comfortable with Buhari’s stance towards corruption.

Kassim represents Akwanga South in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly. He’s also the national chairman of the group.

“I debunk media reports of the purported hunt for the replacement of President Muhammadu Buhari by three former military presidents.”

He submitted that three former Nigerian leaders lack the moral standing to chart a political course for a country they “ignominiously mismanaged.”

Kassim described the move “an act of betrayal,” as well as “arson against the collective wishes of the Nigerian people.”

“What have Obasanjo, Babangida and Abdulsalam Abubakar bequeathed to this country as leaders, if not corruption, nepotism, underdevelopment and values laced with mutual distrust and suspicion which has further compounded our journey to prosperity as a nation.

“Enough is enough. We Nigerian youths have allowed such leaders to mortgage the future of this country.

We, Nigerian youths, would henceforth use any civil and political will to resist such attempt by past leaders to … determine the common destiny of this great nation.”

He pledged the group’s “unflinching support to the emergence and continuation in office of President Muhammad Buhari beyond 2019.”

President Buhari has been in London for more than 90 days for medical attention.

Buhari WILL win in 2019 Presidential Election even if he’s weak to campaign-Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation

Meanwhile, the newly inaugurated South-West office of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation has promised to work tirelessly to ensure the victory of the ailing President Buhari in 2019 elections.

His supporter made the promise in Ibadan, South-West, Nigeria, during the inauguration of Buhari 2019 campaign office in Ibadan, where coordinators were also appointed.

Present at the inauguration were former Nigerian ambassador to Qatar, Dr. Bawa Abdulahi; a member of the organisation’s Board of Trustees, Isaka Hassan; the group’s acting deputy national coordinator, Daniel Omofeso; Acting National Secretary, Deaconess Rita Solari Inko-Tariah, National Coordinator of the organisation, Danladi Pasalli, and others.

“We all know that the birthplace of this organisation is here in the South-West, it was nursed and brought up here.

“The South-West have always supported the president whose pious concern is to reshape Nigeria and free it from all forms of unpatriotic activities.

“Buhari is concerned with putting the country in a proper and realistic system so that the future of the next generation is guaranteed,” Passali said.

Patron of the organisation in the zone, Ahmed Ajibade, said even if Buhari was not strong enough to withstand campaign stress and pressure, the group would work to ensure his victory in 2019 election.

“We will not allow those who will suffer Nigerians to get to the throne, the masses will not allow them.

“Everybody must rise in support of the president in his effort to transform Nigeria into a country of our dreams.

“Buhari stands for honesty, simplicity and he is straightforward. He is the only one that is capable of transforming the country at this crucial time,” Ajibade said.

The South-West coordinator of the group, Tunji Adeniji, noted that the official inauguration of all the state coordinators in the zone would soon be done.


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