Dr. Junaid Mohammed, a Northern political leader and second republic lawmaker, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a leader who only demands respect from people but is never loyal to anybody.
Conversing with newsmen on earlier, Mohammed said either of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party or former governor of Lagos and All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu would do better than the incumbent president in leading this country.
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has asked two leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Yahaya Bello to bury their presidential ambitions ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Naija News reports that MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, in a statement on Wednesday advised Tinubu, the National leader of the party, and Bello, governor of Kogi state to stop dreaming of leading Nigeria and work towards ensuring Igbo Presidency.
However, Mohammed in his chart with reporters lammented that Buhari’s appointments have the imprints of those around him. He said: “The problem will be if PDP put him forward, the strength he has in the party now is not what he had during the party’s convention in Port Harcourt.
Speaking about a better option for Nigeria come 2023, the former lawmaker said: “Two, it’s an open secret that Tinubu is desirous of contesting the 2023 presidential election. In my view, he has what it takes to contest the election on the platform of APC. For one APC was his own creation, without Tinubu there would be no APC and without the party, there would be no Buhari presidency.
Condemning Buhari’s loyalty, Mohammed said: “Buhari is not a man who believes in loyalty but he demands it and he is the kind of person who wants to pretend to get people into serving him till there last breath but has never been loyal to anybody.
“The genesis of this attempt to undermine Tinubu emanates from the Presidency to governors to Ministers. But that those not disqualify him nor would Buhari’s hatred disqualify Atiku.
“Atiku can emerge as the candidate of PDP but does not guarantee that he would be the president.
“Both Tinubu and Atiku are better than Buhari. In terms of governance of a country like Nigeria with its landmass and population, we need somebody who is economically literate to govern us. Secondly, we must have somebody who has the necessary knowledge of international affairs.
“In this day and age no country is an island no matter how big you are, you must learn to relate with other countries.
“Tinubu has been a governor while Atiku has been a Vice President under one of Nigeria’s most remarkable president though controversial. I think Tinubu’s problem will come if he wins the nomination and decide to pick somebody outside the North and a Muslim.
“In the case of Atiku, Northeast is essentially a war zone so conducting a campaign and election in such an area today is a challenge, but he has a history of being rootless so he may pull it off but I don’t know.
“What I said is that any of them who emerges may face these challenges but I hope their strategies would not inflame the polity further than it is already.
“Any one of them who emerges as president would be better than Buhari I can tell you with all the force at my command. Neither Atiku nor Tinubu is a nepotist non of them has the reputation of bringing their relations while in government but in the case of Buhari every major appointment has the imprint of his cronies, friends, families, and to make it worse non of them have done well,” Mohammed reiterated.