Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba has declared opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to re-contest in 2019.
He advised Buhari to rethink, adding that the president cannot meet the expectations of Nigerians.
<p>“I really do not know what encouraged him to say he would re-contest for the 2019 general elections”, he told Sun.</p> <p>“I do not see any quality of leadership in him that qualifies him to continue to govern this country.</p> <p>“So, my advice is that he should have a rethink even though we are not surprised with his declaration but we feel that he cannot deliver'” he said.</p> <p>On the statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that neither the APC nor the PDP has what it takes to reposition Nigeria, Na’abba said he supports his position.</p> <p>He added: “But looking at the architecture of politics in the country, do you think that the new leaders you are talking about have what it takes to take power from the conservative political elite who are very powerful and not ready to let go?</p> <p>“Nigerians are very conservative but this is a very challenging time for Nigerians. I am sure this time, Nigerians would be adventurous enough to bring forth a kind of leadership that would help them realise their goals and dreams. I have an open mind that anything is possible in 2019.”</p> <br />