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Benue CNPP chairman asks Yar’Adua to resign

By Peter Duru

MAKURDI — As the failing health of President Umaru Yar’Adua continues to generate comments and reactions amongst Nigerians, Chairman of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) in Benue State, Mr. Baba Agan, has urged the President to throw in the towel and seek proper attention for his health condition.

Again who spoke to newsmen in Makurdi, faulted the clean bill of health given the President by the National Assembly and the Governors’ Forum, describing it as unfortunate.

He warned that President Yar’Adua should not be cajoled into hanging on as the president of Nigeria when every other pointer indicated that the president’s health is failing hence precarious for him to continue to be at the helm of affairs of the country.

The CNPP Chairman alluded that the calls of the Governors and federal legislator was premised self interest which he said could be counter productive.

According to him, “we must not encourage the man to trade with his life because in anything we do the health of the President must be given prominence. But it is rather unfortunate that some persons want to mislead the man and the nation.”

The CNPP Chairman who berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo for allegedly fostering the Yar’Adua-led leadership on the country, however, warned that the north must not be denied its turn of ruling the country for eight years as the southern part of the country did.

He advocated the conduct of a presidential election upon the resignation of the president and his vice in order to fill the gap and also ensure the enthronement of a president of the northern lineage in the spirit of the zoning formula.

“The presidency for now is for the north, therefore the zoning system should be respected in this case since we all know that the north is yet to complete its eight- year rule.”

According to the CNPP Chairman, these are indeed trying times for the nation hence all stakeholders in the Nigerian project must be prayerful as it would only take God’s intervention to glide the country out of the present difficulties.


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