Tambuwal Claims Buhari Has Health Issues
The Governor claimed that he had been under pressure to join the race for the presidency in the 2019 general election.
While speaking with thousands of youths and students who visited the Governor’s office in appreciation of his involving the youths in his administration, Tambuwal said, “We supported Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 to become President unconditionally and we admit that Buhari has integrity but that’s not the only requirement for leadership.
“We are aware that the President is affected by serious challenges of health and is being held captive by a cabal that runs Nigeria for their personal interests.”
Recall that the President faced a major health problem in 2017 that saw him spend a long time outside the country.
Tambuwal, while responding to his presidential ambition, claimed to be making consultations because of his belief that leadership was a collective responsibility.
He said, “I have been under intense pressure from various quarters in Nigeria including leaders of the country and friends of Nigeria outside the country to contest the presidency.
“But leadership is a collective decision and I have never asked to be made a leader at any time in my life. So, my aspiration will be determined by my people and after that, I will make my political decision known in a matter of days.
While speaking on furthering the country, he said the future of the country lays in the hands of the younger generation and he is committed to their welfare and empowerment.
He took the opportunity to remind them that they are leaders of tomorrow, and that tomorrow starts today, stating that they have the right choice to decide who leads the country.
“Someone recently referred to me as “a boy”, which is really a compliment that puts me on the side of the youths, who are the strength of our nation,” he said.
He, however, enjoined the youths and particularly the students among them to make sure that they participated in the National Youth Service Corps Scheme, as his government would not accept anyone who refused to undergo the national service to our fatherland.