Governor of Kano State, Dr Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, has berated former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida for advising incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari against seeking a second term in office.
He said both past leaders were only against Buhari’s anti-corruption.
Ganduje both past leaders to leave Buhari alone to continue his good works, adding that they lack moral authority to advise the president otherwise.
The Kano governor made these known in an interview with The Punch published on Sunday.
He said, “Look at Obasanjo and the third term ambition. Do you know how much he spent on his third term project? Billions of naira was spent. Must the constitution be amended because of him? Is that the kind of character that can rule us?”
“Has Muhammadu Buhari committed any political crime similar to that? Babangida wanted to continue but could not; so , he introduced an interim government. The interim government was with a clause, which would make the military to come back again.
“Somebody , who ruled for nine years and wanted to continue to rule, is there any justification for him to stop someone who has ruled for four years and the constitution of Nigeria has given him the mandate to rule for another four years?
“They ( Obasanjo and Babangida ) are therefore not qualified to advise Buhari to rule for only one term. So , nobody can rely on their pieces of advice.
“Those elements that are fighting Buhari are doing so because they know he is fighting corruption. An ordinary man on the street appreciates Buhari’s fight against corruption. That is why we are requesting him to re -contest the 2019 presidential poll.”