By Nwafor Sunday
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the ongoing Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-election, Lawal Gumau, Saturday said that if he is elected a senator he would work hard to ensure that Nigeria’s constitution is amended to make President Muhammadu Buhari, president for life.
He disclosed this at the closing of his campaign in Bauchi on Thursday.
According to Lawal as cited by ‘Punch’, “I, Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, want you to know that the mandate that will be given to me on Saturday is to go and protect Buhari’s interest in the senate.
“This is the only mandate that I will be going to the senate with, having fulfilled every other mandate to the best of my ability while in the House of Representatives for eight years.
“By God’s grace, we will amend Nigeria’s constitution to allow Buhari to be president for the remaining years of his life. He will only cease to be president when God takes his life.
“Obasanjo tried all his best for the constitution to be amended to allow him go for a third term, but God didn’t approve of it because of its lack of sincerity. What is now needed in Nigeria is to protect Buhari’s interest and that is what we will do.”
Also speaking at the event, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, said it would be shameful for Buhari to support candidate and he loses.
“Our message is simple; the acting resident is seriously worried about what is going on in Bauchi State and he told us to tell you that with all the love being shown to Bauchi State by the President, it will be a shameful and disgraceful thing for us in the north for President Buhari to raise the hand of someone and the person loses that election,” Yari said.