Obasanjo’s Third Term Culprits Are Now In APC, Shehu Sani Tells Buhari
Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate says those who worked for the alleged third term ambition of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, are now in the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Mr Sani stated this in reaction to claims by President Muhammadu Buhari that Mr Obasanjo had sought a third term in office against the stipulated two term in the constitution.
In a veiled attack on the former president who advised the incumbent president not to seek re-election, Buhari said all he sought was a second term in office unlike the Obasanjo who served out his two term and wanted more.
“We have just finished one term and are seeking a second one. After that, the constitution doesn’t permit any more,” Tolu Ogunlesi, who oversees digital communications in the presidency quoted the president as saying while meeting with Ondo State Council of Obas in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday.
“There are some who tried looking for more but they did not succeed. We should learn from their mistakes,” he added.
For the Kaduna lawmaker, those who perpetuated the act were now in the party of the president.
“Dear Baba,those who work for that Obj’s third term are now in your party;those who worked with the ex VP,aided and facilitated the auction of our national assets,are in your House,” Sani tweeted Wednesday morning.
“You are in company of the Culprits in the crime you denounce,” he added.
Obasanjo while in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was rumored to be nursing a third term agenda. He was reported to have induced members of the national assembly to amend the constitution so as to accommodate his political ambition.
Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the PDP, then vice president was said to have thwarted the plot.
Mr Abubakar’s action pitched him against his principal and the duo became political enemies until recently when the former president forgave the former vice president.
Popularly known as Atiku, the PDP candidate has been endorsed by Obasanjo to slug it out with President Buhari.
The presidential election comes up on February 16 2019, it is clearly analysed by political analysts as a battle between messrs Atiku and Buhari even though there are other contestants.