Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has said President Muhammadu Buhari should be voted out of office because he is too old to lead the nation.
The governor said this in Sokoto yesterday while addressing different associations of students and youths as well as residents who paid him solidarity visit.
Alleging that some cabals had hijacked Buhari’s government, he dismissed the insinuations that he was the president’s enemy.
“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 for 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 government occasioned by his disposition probably because of his old age or health condition that is why Nigerians are yearning for younger ones to lead this country.
“The country needs somebody who will respect the rule of law and who will not be selective in fighting corruption,” the governor said.
Tambuwal also disclosed that there was mounting pressure on him to declare for presidency.
“I have been receiving advice and encouragement from our leaders, peoples across the country and even from abroad to contest for presidency and this pressure is being mounted. It is not my making, but the quantum of pressure from everywhere because of leadership gap in the country,” he said.
The governor said he would make his position public on the matter “in days to come”.
Earlier, leader of the groups, Bashir Gorau, pledged their support to Tambuwal’s presidential ambition.
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