Youth group con­demns search for Buhari’s suc­ces­sor

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Has­san Ibrahim, Lafia

The Demo­cratic Youth Congress (DYC) has con­demned me­dia re­ports on pur­ported search for the re­place­ment of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari by three former mil­i­tary pres­i­dents.

The na­tional chair­man of the group, Hon. Kas­sim Muhammed Kas­sim, who spoke at a press con­fer­ence at the week­end in Abuja, said such a move was not only an act of be­trayal but an as­sault against the col­lec­tive wishes of the Nige­rian peo­ple.

It was re­ported in one of the na­tional dailies (not Daily Trust) that former pres­i­dents Oluse­gun Obasanjo, Gen­eral Ibrahim Ba­bangida and Gen­eral Ab­dul­salami Abubakar were con­sid­er­ing the likes of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal, Don­ald Duke and Adams Osh­iom­hole, all former gov­er­nors, as re­place­ment for the pres­i­dent come 2019.

Kas­sim, who is a mem­ber of the Nasarawa State House of As­sem­bly rep­re­sent­ing Ak­wanga South, said the search smacked of hypocrisy and in­tent to cause po­lit­i­cal dishar­mony in the polity.

The law­maker said at no time had Buhari con­fided in any of them about his fu­ture po­lit­i­cal plans, ad­ding that the said former lead­ers lacked the moral stand­ing to chart a po­lit­i­cal course for a coun­try they ig­no­min­iously mis­man­aged.

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