Presidency Confirms Buhari Is Fit For Another Term After He Trekked 800metres
The Presidency has confirmed that by trekking a distance of 800 metres – from the Eid praying ground in Daura to his private residence – President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated that he is fit to seek another term.
Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said this in response to the critical comment Aminu Tambuwal, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made about Buhari.
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Tambuwal had said Buhari is too old to continue in office.
According to Tambuwal, “President Muhammadu Buhari is just too old to be Nigeria’s leader, despite his integrity and impeccable character.” Tambuwal stated this during a solidarity visit of students and youth in Sokoto, last week.
“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 indisposition probably because of his old age or health condition.
“That is why Nigerians are yearning for younger ones to lead this country.’’
But Shehu advised those opposed to the president’s second term to discuss issues that are of “significance to Nigerians”.
His words: “I think there are two things here; one is to say that the president is responsive to the enormous support and commitment of his own people that had come out in their numbers to see him and he just decided that he couldn’t go on riding in a blacken vehicle and he came out and walked to the distance.”
“The second thing, he is curious that these days, one or two people who are aspiring to be president are campaigning on their youthfulness and good health.
“I think the president has done one thing today – that the issue is not how old one is but how fit is he; how healthy is he. Now that the president has proven his fitness and well-being to continue in office is a settled matter
“I think that if people want to campaign against him they should do so on issue that are of significance to Nigerians. The President is fit, he is healthy; he is good to go.”
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