The leader of Arewa Youth Forum, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Gujungu has warned that whether Buhari is alive or dead, the north must retain and also consolidate its hold on political power henceforth especially the office of the president of Nigeria.
Reacting to the achievements credited to the Acting President Osinbajo, the Arewa Youth leader said it is an insult to the north. He likened Nigeria’s case to an aeroplane on autopilot system adding that Buhari had already put things in place before leaving on vacation abroad, The Sun News reports.
He warned that should anything happen to Buhari by a twist of fate, it is not going to be business as usual calling attention to late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s case.
According to him, ”Buhari is a human being and just like anybody, he is capable of falling ill, but our major concern is that the whole issue is now being politicized for certain interests. This is exactly what happened during late President Yar’Adua’s government. Politicians have started bargaining for power using Buhari’s health condition.
Continuing, he said ”If they continue like this, we are going to expose them because we work for the unity of the north first before any other thing.”
“We are not going to allow what happened during Yar’Adua’s era to repeat itself. In the event of any eventuality, the presidency will continue to remain here in the north till 2023.”
He chided the southwest for what he described as a propaganda emanating from the region for lauding Osinbajo’s achievements for the over two months now he has held sway as Acting President.
His words: ”I say this because we are conversant with the propaganda currently emanating from the South-west claiming that Osinbajo has performed so much within the two months he has been acting President. They claim that he has solved a lot of problems but what some people do not realise is that Nigeria is just like a plane on autopilot.”
“The President had already done everything before he left and what Osinbajo is currently doing is just to press some buttons here and there. The President should get the credit for whatever achievements recorded so far. They are indirectly insulting the north by insinuating that Buhari could not do what is being attributed to Osinbajo within this period.”
”The first thing we should do is to pray for his health. On the issue of 2019, we know we are going to get a competent person from the north because it is the turn of the north to be in power.”
“People are praying for the President, in churches and mosques in the north. These are the people who truly love this country. When 2019 comes, we will know how to tackle it. Moreover, I do not think Buhari has told anybody that he is going to contest but if he does, the chances are there that he will win.”
“But whether Buhari or not Buhari, we are going to get a very competent person because it is the turn of the north to be in power. We will know how to tackle it in 2019. A number of APC members are among the people spreading the propaganda that Osinbajo has performed more than Buhari and strategising against the President”
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