Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has
reportedly signed an agreement with Northern Nigerian Leaders, not to
rule beyond 2019, peradventure President Muhamamdu Buhari dies.
A Northern Elder Statesmen and member of
the House of Representatives during the Second Republi,c Junaid
Mohammed, dropped this hint, on Saturday evening, when he met with
This came against the backdrop of the
continual illness of Buhari, who was last week flown to London behind
cameras, according to what the Presidency described as “a follow up
medical consultation in the United Kingdom.”
While making the disclosure, he said:
“One thing I know is that, if Vice President (Yemi) Osinbajo becomes the
President from whatever date to 2019, he cannot contest that position
again. This was the understanding that was reached with Goodluck
Jonathan (with the PDP), and he reneged on it, and nearly threw the
country into a civil war.
“This time around, those whether from
the North, South-South, South-West, or South-East, who sign agreements
with whomever, must make such public. They should also state the time
when this agreement will come into force.
“We cannot now avoid the Constitution.
If there is the need to follow the Constitution, we must follow the
letter and spirit of the Constitution – that is up till 2019. Beyond
that, power should come back to where Buhari comes from, and remain
there for a solid eight to 10 years – unless in running for a second
term, the person loses re-election. There is nothing one can do about