Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has reportedly signed an agreement with Northern Nigerian Leaders, not to rule beyond 2019, peradventure President Muhamamdu Buhari dies or resigns.
A Northern Elder Statesmen and member of the House of Representatives during the Second Republi,c Junaid Mohammed, dropped this hint, on Saturday evening, when he met with Reporters.
This came against the backdrop of the continual illness of Buhari, who was last week flown to London behind cameras, according to what the Presidency described as “a follow up medical consultation in the United Kingdom.”
While making the disclosure, he said: “One thing I know is that, if Vice President (Yemi) Osinbajo becomes the President from whatever date to 2019, he cannot contest that position again. This was the understanding that was reached with Goodluck Jonathan (with the PDP), and he reneged on it, and nearly threw the country into a civil war.
“This time around, those whether from the North, South-South, South-West, or South-East, who sign agreements with whomever, must make such public. They should also state the time when this agreement will come into force.
“We cannot now avoid the Constitution. If there is the need to follow the Constitution, we must follow the letter and spirit of the Constitution – that is up till 2019. Beyond that, power should come back to where Buhari comes from, and remain there for a solid eight to 10 years – unless in running for a second term, the person loses re-election. There is nothing one can do about that.”
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