BEVERLY HILLS, May 18, (THEWILL) – Erstwhile aide to then president Goodluck Jonathan on new media,
Reno Omokri, says the credit for Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as President in 2015 should go to a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, and not to northern elders.
The former presidential aide contended that if the North could have made Buhari president, the region would have done so in previous years.
He spoke in reaction to a statement by the chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, Ango Abdullahi, who said on Wednesday that the North will not allow Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to replace Buhari should he fail to seek re-election in 2019.
But writing on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Omokri said that contrary to Abdullahi’s claim, it was Tinubu “that God used” to make Buhari president in 2015.
He wrote, “Ango Abdullahi has no basis for saying that the North would not allow Professor Yemi Osinbajo succeed Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
“The North does not decide for Nigeria. Nigerians decide for Nigeria. What Ango Abdullahi seems to have forgotten is that it was Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that God used to make Muhammadu Buhari President in 2015.
“If the northern elders forum could have made Buhari President, they would have done so in 2003, 2007 and 2011 when Buhari tried unsuccessfully to become President. Nigeria has changed.
“Unfortunately, people like Ango Abdullahi and Junaid Mohammed, who add very little value to Nigeria and exist only to make provocative statements, should realize that should their words precipitate crisis today or in 2019, both they and those they represent will be the biggest losers because they have more to gain from a united and peaceful Nigeria founded on the rule of law than others.”