Even If He Is On A Wheelchair, The North Will Still Vote For Buhari- ACF Member, Mohammed Yakubu

Published On: June 14, 2017, 9:16 pm (3 years ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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A member of the National Executive Committee of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a socio-cultural and pressure group for northern Nigeria, Mohammed Alhaji Yakubu, says even if President Buhari who is currently on medical vacation in the UK, ends up on a wheelchair, the North will still vote for him come 2019.  The ACF chieftain said this in an interview with The Sun.

According to him, president Buhari should not resign his position just because he is ill.

"I will not advise him to resign. You will recall that when former President Olusegun Obasanjo was asking the then ailing President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to resign, I granted an interview to your newspaper, as the youth leader of Northern Union, telling Nigerians that even on wheelchair, we will support Yar’Adua to rule the country. Unfortunately he died.   I am also making the same statement today that Buhari should not resign, even if he is on wheelchair, North and people of Nigeria will vote him in 2019. I am not just associating myself with Buhari, I am advocating for good governance under President Buhari. I don’t think that it is proper for anybody to humiliate Buhari out of office by mounting pressure on him to resign. It is not fair; it is not just, it is not proper. We have election time table, if you don’t like him, vote him out during the election, but I will not support anybody that will want to humiliate the President out of office. As long as he is alive, it is not right to demand of him to resign" he said.

Speaking further, he said that President Buhari's health challenge would not in anyway stop him from performing his duty. He went on to give examples of past US Presidents who despite their health challenges lived up to expectations.

"Yes, I can give example from America where we copied our democracy from; if you remember, one of the early American Presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt served his country for 12 years. As a young man, Roosevelt became crippled by polio. He could not stand, and he spent most of his life on a wheelchair. When many people thought that the illness would end his political career, Roosevelt became American President for the first time in 1933. Roosevelt pioneered a lot of developments for America, his government spent lots of money to create new job, built roads, bridges, new schools and did other important things to help the population. Americans saw that Roosevelt could do a lot for his country and they elected him for a second time in 1936 on wheelchair. So we should do away with the mentality that when the President’s health challenge is physical, he cannot perform his official duty, no, President Buhari can still function in office even on wheelchair as long as his illness has nothing to do with his brain and reasoning faculty".



-- Goodluck-just (m) at 14-06-2017 09:34 PM
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Just luk at wat dis idiot is sayin now...

And kison, beneno, gogoman, buncho, morgan1, will still say i shud nt blame this on buhari?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?
Just look at d situation first...........chai?Huh?Huh?Huh? Buhari.... See wat u hav caused now?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh???

If u had provided dis person wit a good job now, all dese wnt hav happened............
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-- Wazubia (m) at 14-06-2017 09:35 PM
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THIS NORTH NIGERIANS PEOPLE ARE TOO PRIMITIVE .
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-- HUMANresurce (m) at 14-06-2017 09:41 PM
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we sha see if notherners alone will vote
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-- busa04 (m) at 14-06-2017 09:52 PM
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Have you AREWA guys not heard from what you have just caused that BIAFRA will produce the next PRESIDENT come 2019? Well, if you like vote for Buhari on a wheel chair in London, Osinbajo will be RULING Nigeria in Abuja.
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-- Haso112 (m) at 14-06-2017 09:58 PM
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Hmmmmm.... That reference to Roosevelt though.....!!!
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-- maizaxx (m) at 14-06-2017 10:02 PM
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Come are you listening to yourself speak this gibberish? He is barely managing to rule in his current term and we've started talking of 2019.
It seem we can youths of Nigeria don't understand what democracy is all about:
We shouldn't vote on fault lines of tribal or religion but of what the person can deliver.
So I suggest Mr Mohammed Alhaji Yakubu go back and have a rethink and stop derailing our youths from facts and start chasing shadows perpetrated by you and your cohorts.
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-- euwilliams (f) at 14-06-2017 10:30 PM
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as the youth leader of Northern Union, telling Nigerians that even on wheelchair, we will support Yar’Adua to rule the country. Unfortunately he died.   I am also making the same statement today that Buhari should not resign, even if he is on wheelchair, North and people of Nigeria will vote him in 2019.


Indirectly you are still wishing Buhari death. Because anything you say happen. God for bid
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-- benosky4 (m) at 14-06-2017 10:53 PM
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Reason why northerners don't want their Youths educated, so they'll remain blindfolded even to their grave.
Awusa pple say no to Illiteracy.

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-- chukkychukky (m) at 14-06-2017 11:11 PM
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only in zoo with wild animal

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-- crocatum (m) at 15-06-2017 12:13 AM
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i never thought that the degree of backwardness in the north, was as mush as this extent, anyway congratulation for their
opinion.
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-- Freddie333 (m) at 15-06-2017 01:46 AM
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Yeye dey smell
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-- sandra78 (f) at 15-06-2017 06:30 AM
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Illiteracy in action....... Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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-- concentrate (m) at 15-06-2017 07:07 AM
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The entire Muslims in the north have been on wheelchair since independence, so it's not a new thing. disabled people will always vote a disabled candidate.
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-- ruthie (f) at 15-06-2017 09:10 AM
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his opinion
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-- christianity (m) at 15-06-2017 10:27 AM
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Quote from: concentrate on 15-06-2017 07:07 AM
The entire Muslims in the north have been on wheelchair since independence, so it's not a new thing. disabled people will always vote a disabled candidate.
Lolz,u see this ur mouth. Disabled since even before independence.
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-- Larry28 (f) at 15-06-2017 02:03 PM
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Quote from: HUMANresurce on 14-06-2017 09:41 PM
we sha see if notherners alone will vote
Abeg tell them oo.
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-- willyking (m) at 15-06-2017 05:36 PM
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What about in the grave? just asking..
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-- osayan1 (m) at 26-06-2017 06:20 PM
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chaiil,see waitin person dey talk,well I no blame him,way he be like say na beggers brain d get now
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