The leadership of the Arewa Youth Forum on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve any endorsement for the 2019 presidency .
Reacting to a purported endorsement by some serving
All Progressives Congress ’ s lawmakers from the Northwest in Kaduna ,
the AYF ’ s National President , Alhaji Gambo Gujungu , said Buhari was
not fit to return as president in 2019 .
The AYF argued that with
the killing spree all over the country, especially in the North, Buhari
should serve his mandatory four years term and quit the stage for
another Northerner .
Gujungu noted that one sour point about
President Buhari ’ s 2019 ambition was his claim that the killings
across the country were being carried out by “desperate politicians ” ,
yet he had not arrested even a single suspect .
The AYF president , therefore , said Nigerians should blame the president for the attacks on innocent citizens.
AYF boss who spoke to our correspondent on phone on Monday , said the
President’ s claim that the killings under whatever guise was caused by
desperate politicians , “shows that the president knows them(killers ). ”
said :” Nigerians should hold the President Buhari responsible for the
killings because he made it clear in one of his speeches that it was
desperate politicians ’ that are responsible for the herdsmen killings .
Being the Commander - in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, the bulks
stops on his table . It is important , therefore , for him to fish out
the desperate politicians as a matter of urgency .
“ Therefore, to allow the president to come in 2019 will spell doom , not only for the North but the entire country.
“This is not 2015 when we said North versus the South . This is not APC or PDP affairs .
“ We have enough Presidential aspirants in the North that are capable and not Buhari again .
“ Buhari should just honourably leave the stage in 2019 so that the North can regain its lost glory . ”
On Sunday, the lawmakers from the Kaduna, Kano ,
Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto and Zamfara States at the inauguration of local
for the ‘ Northwest Young Parliamentarians in support of Buhari
/Osinbajo 2019 , ’ had said that the President had done so well in the
areas of security , infrastructure development and deserved to return
and complete the good job he started .
The serving lawmakers and
dignitaries who attended that event are, the Senate Committee Chairman
on police Affairs , Abu Ibrahim (Katsina South constituency) Senator
Jibril Barau (Kano North Constituency ), Senator Adamu Aliero (Kebbi
Central Constituency ) and the Chief Whip of the House of
Representatives , Alhassan Ado Doguwa , Samaila Sulaiman , a House of
Representatives member from Kaduna , Garba Datti Mohammed from Kaduna’ s
Sabon Gari Federal Constituency.
Other lawmakers also present
include Saidu Yusuf Miga of Jahum/ Miga Federal Constituency in Jigawa,
Hussaini Sulieman Kangiwa (Arewa /Dandi /Federal constituency , Sokoto )
, Ahmed Baba Kaita( Kankia/Ingawa /Kusada Federal Constituency ,
Katsina), Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Aminu Shagali
and Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly, Aliyu Sabiu Muduru .
State Governor , Mallam Nasir El - Rufai, was represented by his Deputy
, Barnabas Bala Yusuf . President Buhari ’ s Senior Special Assistant
on National Assembly Matters , Sumaila Kawu , Minister of Interior , Gen
. Abdurrahman Danbazzau (retd ) who was represented by his son ,
Shamsudeen Bello and a former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Shinkafi
were also present .