Adedeji Doherty has said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot go for another 4-years in power
The PDP chieftain has asked the APC to shed their dreams of fielding Buhari for preisdency in 2019
Dooherty’s claims come on the heels of claims that the president is critically ill
Adedeji Doherty, a former national vice-chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked that President Buhari be ruled out of the race for 2019 election.
The ex-gubernatorial aspirant in Lagos state, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to forget the idea of fielding President Muhammmadu Buhari as its presidential candidate in 2019.
According to Daily Post, Doherty said anyone calling on Buhari to run for another term was an enemy.
Doherty stressed that the president may not withstand another four years.
He called on the president to rather sit back and take care of his health instead of going through the stress of another campaign.
He told The Sun that, “Anybody asking Buhari to seek a second term is Buhari’s enemy. I believe that his family members will even persuade him not to run if some cabal wanted to push him to run because of their own personal interests.
“I don’t think Buhari is healthy enough to withstand the rigours of campaign talk more of now being in charge for another four years. Those wishing to drag Buhari into 2019 don’t love him.
“They also don’t love Nigeria. Campaign for Presidency is not a joke. Buhari may not be able to withstand the rigours.”
On the way forward about the crisis rocking the PDP, Doherty said the party was putting its house together ahead of 2019.
“Many Nigerians are not happy with what is happening to us in PDP because they were looking to us for salvation, and to help salvage Nigeria from APC’s misrule. APC led federal government has failed. The end has come for APC or let me put it more clearly; APC has come to the end of road.
“APC has failed Nigerians performance-wise. Many Nigerians are hungrier and angrier now because of APC’s bad governance. There is hunger in the land. Many families and more individuals are finding it difficult to survive. Nigerians are eagerly awaiting these coming elections in 2018 and 2019 to punish APC for being unfaithful to its electoral promises,” he said.
Few days ago, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ibeh Kachikwu, has disclosed that President Buhari will probably win the 2019 Presidential election.
However, there are fears that ill-health may cut-short the ambition of a re-election.
In an earlier report , the founding national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, observed that some persons with political interests within the corridor of power were harping on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health to cause confusion in the country.
He, however, urged Nigerians to pray fervently for the president’s health, saying the health of the leader is intertwined with the health of the nation.
Akande pointed out that there are two challenges facing the country at the moment, the first and most critical being the health of the president, which he described as an unfortunate development that is beyond Buhari’s control.
He said the second challenge was “the disorder and lack of cohesion between the National Assembly and the Presidency”.
In statement he issued yesterday, Akande said: “These are two great red flag dangers that have the potential of plunging the country into unprecedented chaos and of destabilising the gains of democracy since 1999.
“The greatest danger however is for political interests at the corridor of power attempting to feast on the health of Mr President in a dangerous manner that may aggravate the problems between the Executive and the National Assembly without realizing if, in the end, it could drag the entire country into avoidable doom”.