Osinbajo can’t replace Buhari if he dies – Northern elders

by Omoleye Omoruyi

Chairman of Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, has insisted that if President Muhammadu Buhari’s dies, and is not re-elected in 2019, power must remain in the north.

Abdullahi stressed that the region must be allowed to field a presidential candidate through the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019 should Buhari fail to seek re-election.

Speaking with New Telegraph, Abdullahi said, “The constitutional provision says that in the event that the president dies in office or becomes incapacitated for one reason or the other and cannot perform the duties of his office, he will be succeeded by the Vice president.

“But no one is in a position to know at what point he is going to recover fully and come back to office, or whether the unexpected could happen.The northern elders insist that Osinbajo cannot replace Buhari in 2019.

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“If the worst case scenario happens, and Buhari is not back on seat, the constitution is very clear that the vice president takes over.

“And what we then expect is that he will take that tenure to its logical end and from there, the politics of power sharing will take precedence over anything else.

“When the unexpected happens, in 2019 we will be back to our position that the north should be treated equitably and fairly.

“And we expect that another northern candidate will emerge as presidential candidate on the platform of APC.”

Comments (9)

  1. northern agenda weldone ango professor of doom

  2. I just dont understand why people like prof Ango Abdulahi are allowed to be unleashing propaganda,bias and hate speeches who is he to determine what the people want,people like him are busy creating chaotic situations in this country.His thoughts are of 19 century,where has the constituition said that the north must at all cost produce the next president in 2019? Nigeria belongs to all the geo-political zones and not for north alone,he should know that.And again for several years the north has being in power what has it produced for itself aside hunger,famine,terrorism,illetracy,begging,religious extremism,propaganda etc.

  3. mr man u spoke well but if it is true that buhari is a dead man we are going to obey rules and reglation; what am saying is dat were der is no chiman de vice is going to take over

  4. Mr man u spoke well,but the vice will take over if anything should but i pray that nothing happen to him,we dont want him to rule the country 2019 again that is my point of view.

  5. Northern Elders, Are U Wish Him Dead?

  6. Mr GATA. northernas, are wishing him dead?

  7. mr man you spoke wel but the consitition must be respectful and Nigerian should vote thire choice APC admistration has fail the entire Nation

  8. mr man you spoke wel but the consitition must be respectful and Nigerian should vote thire choice APC admistration has fail the entire Nation

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