Buhari must be president for life – Bauchi APC Senate candidate
NEWS DIGEST – The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the ongoing Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-election, Lawal Gumau, has revealed his intention of making Muhammadu Buhari president for the rest of his life, Punch Newspaper reports.
He made the revelation at the closing of his campaign in Bauchi on Thursday, where he said he will work towards amendment of the constitution to make Mr Buhari remain in power till he dies.
Mr Gumau, who currently represents Toro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, said his only mandate for aspiring to go to the Senate is to protect Mr Buhari’s interest.
“I 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,” he said.
“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 his go for third term, but God didn’t approve of it because of his lack of sincerity. What is now needed in Nigeria is to protect Buhari’s interest and that is what we will do,” the Punch quoted him saying.