– The APC’s candidate for the Bauchi-south senatorial district by-election, Lawal Yahaya-Gumau, says he will work towards amending the constitution to make Buhari president for life
– He said protecting Buhari’s interest is the sole mandate he has for going the Senate – According to Gumau, Buhari will only cease to be president when God takes his life Lawal Yahaya-Gumau, the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate for the Bauchi-south senatorial district by-election scheduled to hold on Saturday, August 11, says he will work towards the amendment of the Constitution to make President Muhammadu Buhari president for life, if elected. He made the comment on Thursday, August 9, at the closing of his campaign in Bauchi, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Gumau , who is currently in his eight year at the House of Representatives on behalf of the Toro federal constituency, said protecting Buhari’s interest is the sole mandate he has, for going the Senate. He said: “I, Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, want you to know that the mandate that will be given to me on Saturday is to go and protect Buhari’s interest in the Senate. “This is the only mandate that I will be going to the Senate with, having fulfilled every other mandate to the best of my ability while in the House of Representatives for eight years. “By God’s grace, we will amend Nigeria’s Constitution to allow Buhari to be president for the remaining years of his life. He will only cease to be president when God takes his life.
“Obasanjo tried all his best for the constitution to be amended to allow him go for a third term, but God didn’t approve of it because of its lack of sincerity. What is now needed in Nigeria is to protect Buhari’s interest; and that is what we will do.”
It was previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, August 2, attended the campaign rally for the Bauchi-south senatorial district by-election. The APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, alongside Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, Senator Ali Ndume and other dignitaries attended the rally.