-Bode Mustapha has said the people urging President Buhari to recontest during the 2019 elections are his real enemies.
Former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Ogun State, Bode Mustapha, says those who are encouraging President Muhammadu Buhari to seek reelection in 2019 are his “real enemies who only pose as his friends”.
Mr. Mustapha said anyone who truly love the president and passionate about the growth and development of this nation will not urge him to re-contest considering the state of his health and his age.
He said in an interview with Sun newspaper: “It is also my candid advice to President Buhari that with the complexity of almost 300 nationalities and the enormity and challenges of this nation, President Muhammadu Buhari should become another Nelson Mandela. Let him run for one term and let someone take over from him.
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“For any Nigerian or group of Nigerians, who has been in this country for the past one year calling on Buhari to re-contest, such a person or group must not only be sycophantic, but have their own hidden agenda which is not in the best interest of Nigeria and Nigerians.
“Anyone who genuinely has the interest of Nigeria at heart and indeed Buhari will not ask him to re-contest. With the state of his health and age, he will not be the best for Nigeria and Nigerians. President Buhari has come to stabilise and help Nigeria to fight the monster called corruption.
“To an extent, he has succeeded in doing this among other achievements; he should not listen to those sycophants who want him to re-contest or their own selfish reasons.”