Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:21 am
President Muhammadu Buhari should be voted out in the 2019 general elections because he he is too old to lead the nation, the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal said on Wednesday.
The governor who was addressing different associations of students and youths as well as residents who paid him solidarity visit alleged that because of his old age and health condition, some cabals had hijacked Buhari’s government.
“We love President Buhari and that was why we supported him in 2015 unconditionally and while doing that we are too sure that he will seek for re-election after his first term but when things are wrong we have to tell him.
“We still believe in his integrity, patriotism and courage, but these are not enough for a leader. We all know that there is a vacuum in government occasioned by his disposition probably because of his old age or health condition that is why Nigerians are yearning for younger ones to lead this country.
“The country needs somebody who will respect the rule of law and who will not be selective in fighting corruption,” the governor who disclosed that there was mounting pressure on him to declare for presidency added.
“I have been receiving advice and encouragement from our leaders, peoples across the country and even from abroad to contest for presidency and this pressure is being mounted. It is not my making, but the quantum of pressure from everywhere because of leadership gap in the country,” he said.
The governor said he would make his position public on the matter “in days to come”.
The leader of the groups, Bashir Gorau, said they will support the presidential ambition of the governor.