Wait for 2023, ex-military governor tells Atiku, Lamido, others

A former military governor of Plateau state, Major-General Aliyu Adu Umar Kama (rtd), has urged those trying to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 to wait till 2023, Daily Trust reports.

Apparently referring to a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, former Jigawa state governor Sule Lamido and a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu among others, Kama said it would be unwise for anyone irrespective of their inclinations to want to contest against President Buhari.

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is gearing up to contest the 2019 presidential elections. Photo credit: Atiku media team

He made the comments on Saturday, April 13 in Abuja at the Hoba community grand reception for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Gida Mustapha, by the Hoba elders council.

According to him, the Hoba people of Adamawa state are grateful to President Buhari for appointing two sons of the community as SGF successively and pledged continuous support for the Buhari administration.

Responding, SGF Mustapha pledged to conduct himself creditably in office and that he would work hard to ensure that at the end of service, his people would be proud of him.

Meanwhile, a youth movement under the aegis of Jagaban Movement, has thrown its weight behind the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019.

In a statement by its national coordinator, Bashir Adegboyega, the group said the president’s re-election bid tilted towards the path of a safer tomorrow and massive employment of human and non-human resources in Nigeria.


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