Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Governor of Sokoto State has alleged in Abuja that President Muhammadu Buhari is not in charge of the country. While speaking when the Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the PDP paid him a visit in his Maitama, Abuja residence, the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday, alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is not in charge of the country, adding that the President ran the country by proxy.
The presidential aspirant on the Peoples Democratic Party said it would be suicidal to allow the President to preside over Nigeria for another four years.
According to Reporters, Tambuwal, who said he was not angry about his loss of the party’s presidential ticket to a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, promised to work with the national leadership of the PDP towards ensuring that the party emerges victorious in the 2019 presidential election.
“We have had a robust and fruitful engagement on the way forward and I have made my commitment immediately after the convention that I am going to support our candidate, Wazirin Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar, 100 per cent for us to have victory at the general elections. So, I am not wavering, I am not looking back.
“Work has started for us to ensure that the PDP family remains united and other lovers of democracy come and partner with us for us to ensure that we convincingly win the election.”
He said the task of wresting power from the ruling party was not his personal ambition, adding that “all of the issues we have discussed, canvassed and traversed for during our meeting with delegates and party leaders, have remained there.”
The governor said,
“President Buhari is not in charge. It will be suicidal for him to return to power for another four years. So, we don’t want a situation whereby that will continue anytime after May 29, 2019.
“We want a government in which the President of Nigeria will be right on top of issues. One that will respect the rule of law.
“So, I have given my commitment and I mean it, I am out for it. By the grace of God, we shall support Atiku Abubakar and the PDP to win elections throughout Nigeria.”
The governor said that other presidential aspirants would also work for the party and its presidential candidate in 2019, adding that he was resolute in his decision to give total support to Atiku in pursuit of victory for the PDP in the next elections.