ACF to OBJ: You can’t stop Buhari
The group said President Buhari has the right to contest The Arewa Consultative Forum has responded to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to seek re-election in the 2019 Presidential polls. The Nation reports that this was contained in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, on Tuesday, January 23.
The northern socio-cultural group said President Buhari has the right to contest in 2019. It said while Obasanjo has the right to his opinion, the decision to contest lies with President Buhari and his party. It said: “The statement credited to former President Obasanjo that President Buhari should not re-run 2019 election, it is his democratic right to express his view like any other Nigerian on all issues including democracy.
“However, it is President Buhari’s prerogative and that of his party to decide on whether to re-contest or not.” Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described the counsel by former president Obasanjo that President Buhari should not seek a re-election in 2019 as courageous, timeous and patriotic, adding that such has vindicated its position The party however rejected the call by Chief Obasanjo for a third force saying that such would amount to repeating the same blunder that brought in the ideologically vacuous APC and the Buhari Presidency which has now wrecked havoc on the nation in its almost three years of governance.