- Kwankwaso hints that President Buhari's health cannot stop his second term
- The ex-All Progressive Congress says he does not see a problem in President Buhari going for a new term
- Kwankwaso recently got bashed for opposing calls for the arrest of Arewa youths that issued quit notice to Igbos
Former Kano state governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has said President Muhammadu Buhari should go for a second term in office.
Kwankwaso said this in an interview with Leadership newspaper which was published on Saturday, June 24.
He said: “Of course, President Muhammadu Buhari is going for second term and if he’s going for second term he should be allowed to go for second term. What is the problem in that? I don’t see any problem with that.”
Kwankwaso said the northern elders stopped an attempt to prevent President Buahri from going for a second term.
“Of course, that’s what I’m telling you. Second term of Mr. President, so many people, some close to him wanted to uproot him, we said no,” he said.
Kwankwaso brushed aside President Buhari’s health status, saying it does not stop him from running for a second term.
“...Because you see somebody smiling doesn’t mean he’s well. Because somebody is in the hospital, it doesn’t mean that somebody who is not in the hospital is healthier than him.
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"So, I don’t think we should be going into the details of that. Only God knows who is sick. Only God knows who will die, and we should leave it at that.”
NAIJ.com recently reported that Kwanwakso, a presidential hopeful, came under fire for opposing the call for the arrest of the northern youths who issued a three-month notice to Igbo people living in the region.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state had ordered that the youths should be arrested after nothing had been done for days.
On Thursday, June 22 in Abuja, Kwankwaso reportedly declared his opposition to the call for the arrest of the youths.
Instead, he urged that the youths should be engaged in dialogue.
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