- A founding member of the APC in Edo state, Chief Charles Idahosa, says it amounts to absolute sycophancy for some leaders of the party to be pushing for President Buhari's second term at the moment
- Idahosa attributes the failed leadership in the APC to the persistent crisis between the National Assembly and the presidency
- The APC chieftain calls on the party leaders forget about their self-interest and save the party
A founding member of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Chief Charles Idahosa, has criticised some party leaders for campaigning for a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, despite the president’s state of health.
Idahosa, said it amounted to “absolute sycophancy,” for some leaders of the party to be pushing for Buhari second term at the moment instead, of advising the president to go and get medical attention, Vanguard reports.
He said: …”We have a President who is sick, which of course is normal because anybody can be sick. But for them to say that he will run for 2019 when he is yet to complete two years in office, is unfortunate.”
Speaking to journalists in Benin City, Edo state, on Tuesday, May 2, the APC leader attributed the failed leadership in the APC to the persistent crisis between the National Assembly and the presidency.
His words:”I feel worried and I fear for the APC. I thought the party would take advantage of the confusion in the main opposition party, that is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but from all indications, the APC is having problems just the same way PDP is having problems. The way some top leaders and those powerful people at the national level are talking, it frightens me and I fear for Nigeria.
“I feel sorry for President Buhari because I can conclude, without any fear of contradiction, that he is surrounded by sycophants and people that are just ready to tell him what he wants to hear. Nobody is telling him the truth and the country is drifting.
“I fear that we are going back to 2010 over the issue of his health and what happened to Yar’Adua, a situation where top members of the party and some persons in government will be talking about a president running for a second term when we are all aware that the man needs to take care of his health. It has nothing to do Buhari, anybody can fall sick at any time.”
NAIJ.com learnt that the APC chieftain stated that the feud between the National Assembly and the presidency might erode the gains Nigeria had made 1999.
He called the party leaders forget about their self-interest and save the party.
He said welfare of the president should be the subject of discussion now because when the president is not well, Nigeria is not well.
Meanwhile, the People Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu to resign honourably if his health can no longer carry him.
NAIJ.com reports that the party called on Buhari to heed his advice to the late former president, Musa Yar’Adua and step aside to save the nation the embarrassment of working from home.
The Akwa Ibom state publicity secretary of party, Mr Ini Ememobong, who made the call on Tuesday, May 2, said it was a gross abuse of office for the president to continuously absent himself from office, Sun reports.
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