The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, yesterday warned that the plan of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) to serve only one term will derail rotation between North and South.
The PDP governors who met in Lagos for a brainstorming meeting on the party’s strategies for the forthcoming elections, dismissed Buhari’s reputation as an anti-corruption crusader. They rather described him as a willing collaborator in the human rights and financial abuses that characterised the Sani Abacha era.
“Buhari promised us that he is going to do one term. The implication of that would result in the short-changing of rotational presidency when it gets to the turn of the North,” Niger State governor Babangida Aliyu said at the meeting.
Further dismissing Buhari’s presidential credentials, Aliyu noted that “Even as a young man, Buhari was not a good administrator. He allowed his subordinates to steal the show.”
About their concern on the use of card readers for this year’s elections, the governors warned that no single individual should be left out of voting on account of ‘poor performance’ of the card readers.
Present at yesterday’s meeting were Governors Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Jonah Jang (Plateau), Ayo Fayose (Ekiti), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Usman Dakingari (Kebbi), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Bala Ngilari (Adamawa).
Also present were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim; Ministers of Agriculture and Power, Dr. Akinwunmi Adeshina and Professor Chinedu Nebo, respectively.