by Azeez Adeniyi
Former Special Adviser to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has said the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 was made possible by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and not northern elders.
Omokri said this while reacting to a statement by Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the northern elders forum, who said the north will not allow Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to replace Buhari should he fail to seek re-election in 2019.
He said the region failed to make Buhari President three consecutive times.
Writing on his Facebook page on Wednesday, he said that contrary to Abdullahi’s claim, it was Tinubu “that God used” to make Buhari president in 2015.
“Ango Abdullahi has no basis for saying that the North would not allow Professor Yemi Osinbajo succeed Muhammadu Buhari in 2019,” he wrote.
“The North does not decide for Nigeria. Nigerians decide for Nigeria. What Ango Abdullahi seems to have forgotten is that it was Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that God used to make Muhammadu Buhari President in 2015.
“If the northern elders forum could have made Buhari President, they would have done so in 2003, 2007 and 2011 when Buhari tried unsuccessfully to become President. Nigeria has changed.
“Unfortunately, people like Ango Abdullahi and Junaid Mohammed, who add very little value to Nigeria and exist only to make provocative statements, should realize that should their words precipitate crisis today or in 2019, both they and those they represent will be the biggest losers because they have more to gain from a united and peaceful Nigeria founded on the rule of law than others.”