According to Sokoto State Governor Alhaki Aminu Tambuwal, President Muhammadu Buhari is just too old to be Nigeria’s leader, despite his integrity and impeccable character.
He made this statement in a solidarity visit of student and youth in Sokoto. The governor further admitted that pressure is being put on him to declare for presidency run.
“We love President Buhari and that was why we supported him in 2015 unconditionally, and while doing that, we are too sure that he will seek re-election after his first term, but when things are wrong we have to tell him. We still believe in his integrity, patriotism and courage but these are not enough for a leader. We all know that there is a vacuum in the government occasioned by his disposition probably because of his old age or health condition. That is why Nigerians are yearning for younger ones to lead this country,” he said.
Moreover, the governor accused that some cabals have hijacked the government and are now discharging the functions and responsibilities of the president.
“I have been receiving support and encouragement from our leaders and people across the country, and even from abroad to contest for president, and this pressure is there. It is not my making but there’s quantum of pressure from everywhere because of leadership gap in the country. In the next few days, I will make my position public on the matter,” he added.