An APC candidate for the Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-election set to hold this Saturday has stated that he would work towards making President Buhari President for life.
The senatorial hopeful, Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, said that he would work very hard to amend the constitution to make it so that President Buhari can be made President of the nation for life.
Gumau is currently the member representing Toro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and he said that he is only interested in the Senatorial seat as it gives him the ability to protect the interest of President Buhari in the Senate.
According to Gumau, “I, Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, want you to know that the mandate that will be given to me on Saturday is to go and protect Buhari’s interest in the Senate. This is the only mandate that I will be going to the Senate with, having fulfilled every other mandate to the best of my ability while in the House of Representatives for eight years.
“By God’s grace, we will amend Nigeria’s Constitution to allow Buhari to be President for the remaining years of his life. He will only cease to be President when God takes his life.
“Obasanjo tried all his best for the constitution to be amended to allow him go for a third term, but God didn’t approve of it because of its lack of sincerity. What is now needed in Nigeria is to protect Buhari’s interest and that is what we will do.”
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari was also present at the event and spoke saying; “Our message is simple; the acting President is seriously worried about what is going on in Bauchi State and he told us to tell you that with all the love being shown to Bauchi State by the President, it will be a shameful and disgraceful thing for us in the north for President Buhari to raise the hand of someone and the person loses that election.”