THE Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha on Thursday said aside his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, other presidential aspirants aspiring to lead the nation has nothing to offer.
This is just as Mr. Mustapha also disclosed that Mr. Buhari will seek re-election in 2019.
HEADLINE understands that the presidential aspirants who are said to have nothing to offer includes; Sule Lamido – former governor of Jigawa State, Ayodele Fayose – incumbent governor of Ekiti State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi – immediate past Chairman of PDP.
Others who have not declared but are rumored to be nursing the ambition are; Atiku Abubakar – former vice president, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso – Senator representing Kano Central, among others.
He spoke at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Thursday (15/02/2018) while addressing a rally organized by the Democratic Youth Congress (DYC), led by its National Chairman, Hon. Kassim Mohammed Kassim urging Mr. Buhari to make a public statement and run in 2019 election.
Mustapha was represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political matters, Rt. Hon. Gideon Sammani.
“We do not have an alternative to President Muhammadu Buhari for now.
“I will present your entire message to him. I congratulate you for your support for President Muhammadu Buhari to run in 2019.
“I am glad you have named some of the aspirants who are interested in leading this nation. If you give them the ticket they will do nothing with it. They have nothing to offer to this nation. You and I are here because we believe in President Muhammadu Buhari and we know he has the capability to lead this nation. Buhari is a man with several qualities of leadership, God sent; his coming is divine, so that he will rescue this nation from the total collapse due to the destruction that has been done to the economy by the past administration.
“We all know that Buhari is transparent, honest. He has come with the change philosophy. He has lived for these to bring change to this nation. Since his military days, he stood to fight corruption, indiscipline. Many people fear him because he does not compromise corruption. And corrupt people are afraid that they will be brought to book. And those who have already looted the treasury of this nation are followed by the security agencies. By the grace of God Buhari will not relent in this fight.
“He will continue. The politics of this nation is no more the politics of money or do or die politics. Anybody who wants to lead this nation must sacrifices. Buhari has already transformed and changed the image of leadership and that of our leaders this country both locally and internationally,” Mustapha said.
Speaking earlier, Mr. Kassim made it known that his team was ready, committed and dedicated to work for President Buhari to be reinstalled in 2019.
“We felt there is a need for us to mobilize for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 reelection. We know the roll we played when President Muhammadu was away for medical checkup. A lot of people said Buhari will not come back but we kept the hope alive because many lost hope. We have mobilized for a rally in support of Buhari.
“We are calling on Buhari to come out and make a public statement to run in 2019. If this does not happen between now and Monday, we will be forced to go to court and invite him to come and make a public statement. Some of our leaders are misleading the youths in Nigeria that power should be given to the youths. We are not in a hurry, all what we are asking for is that our leaders should involve us in the system; all those who wants to contest in other parties are older than Buhari.”