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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Don’t contest – Amechi tells Buhari, backs Obasanjo

A First Republic Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi has said that President Buhari should listen to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and perish the idea of running for a second term.

Obasanjo had in a letter told Buhari not to contest the 2019 presidential election.

Obasanjo said that it was no longer in doubt that Buhari's policies were favouring a section of the country, which was not good for the unity of the country.

Reacting, Amechi told Vanguard, "I had consistently said it that Buhari should not run and I therefore align myself with the position of former President Obasanjo.

"Buhari is imposing his person on Nigeria and this is capable of destroying the country.

"From the point of view of health, the president can no longer cope with the demands of his high office."

Also the leader of a coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Anambra State, Chief Chris Azor in a separate interview with the newspaper, said Buhari ‎"should take the honourable decision by not presenting himself for another election. But he can bring out a younger person who understands the politics of Nigeria to run.

"This country is too big and Buhari can no longer cope with the demands of the high office. So, I align myself with the view expressed by Obasanjo."
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