- Professor Soyinka advised President Buhari to take a rest away from politics
- He advised the president not to contest in the 2019 election
- The Nobel Laureate however advocated for the preservation of his projects
Professor Wole Soyinka has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to take a rest and not contest in the 2019 presidential election.
In a video shared on Instagram, the Nobel Laureate said it was time for the president to take a break.
He however said his programmes like the anti-corruption crusade should be maintained.
Soyinka said: "My view is that Buhari needs to take a rest; I hope he doesn’t put himself up for presidency in 2019.However, that doesn’t mean his programmes; his projects should go and take a rest.
"Peoples can be very scornful and say: “Oh, is it anti-corruption we want to eat? People are hungry and so on.
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"So it is up to us to see that programmes like that - like the anti-corruption programme - are empowered."
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Femi Fani-Kayode said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state is being groomed to take over as president of Nigeria in 2019 when President Buhari is declared dead.
In a series of tweets on Friday, July 14, the Peoples Democratic Party member alleged that former British prime minister, Tony Blair, came to Nigeria to perfect the plan.
According to Fani-Kayode, the Kaduna governor will be made vice president before 2019 and then will be the president as part of their plan.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of Nigerians expressing their opinion if given the choice of Buhari or Governor Ayo Fayose in 2019.