…throws weight behind Buhari to re-contest
The leader of the North West caucus in the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa has stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo lacks the moral credibility to advice President Muhammadu Buhari against seeking re-election in 2019.
Doguwa who was reacting to Obasanjo’s letter to President Buhari on Tuesday, described Obasanjo as a corrupt person who failed to institute third term agenda but always tried to foist himself on the nation.
“The former president who was used to engaging in very unreasonable political comments should know that he cannot in any way be a stumbling block against the popular desire of Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari a second term to rule this great nation, which unfortunately was put to a state of economic and political quagmire by the likes of Obasanjo and his cohorts.”
“it is also pertinent to note that, the former president lacks the moral and political credibility to even speak in the way he is doing on the political affairs of our country.
“After all a man who was involved in all sorts of corruption issues in his administration and indeed his unpopular bid to violet our respected constitution by wanting to take a third term is not in any way a credible democratic voice to count on.”
Doguwa who is also the chief whip of the House, referred to the former president’s mission as a “destructive letter and urged Nigerians to disregard the “destructive comments made by the former president as baseless. Nigerians should consider him as mere confusionist, mischievous and an enemy of true democracy in Nigeria as he has always been.”
The lawmaker who lauded President Muhammadu Buhari efforts in the governance of the country especially in his fight against corruption, security and economic restructuring, insisted that “President Buhari must not be distracted by the leaders like Obasanjo failed the country and disappointed people when they had public trust in their hands
On the 2019 presidential election, Doguwa opined that all well-meaning Nigerians are impressed by the good work of President Buhari and are calling for him to answer the clarion call to accept to run for the second term by 2019.
“While of course we must appreciate and acknowledge the health challenge of Mr. President, which is naturally human, but it’s my sincere belief that Mr. President’s health has significantly improved and therefore has the physical and mental capacity to continue to rule this country to the best of his abilities”
The caucus leader noted that the over 2 million voters in Kano state would still vote en masse for President Buhari should he re-contest in 2019 saying that the recent visit of the president and the crowd that came out to welcome him is a testimony that he is still popular amongst the people.