Senator Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused of being the one behind the call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation.
According to Daily Post report, this accusation came from some youths under the aegis of Northern Youths Movement (NYM).
This accusation is coming days after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) disowned a group, PDP Media Watchdog, who called for the resignation of Buhari.
In a statement signed by its protem Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato, NYM alleged that the press statement from the PDP Media Watchdog actually emanated from Tinubu’s media office in Lagos.
According to the group, it was part Tinubu’s agenda to cut short the tenure of Buhari, adding that it was one of the reasons he was desperate to install his allies as Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The group said: “The comment made in South Africa by President Buhari, regarding his age was deliberately hyped by Tinubu’s hatchet men in the media and the call for the president’s registration was aimed at gauging the reaction of Nigerians.
“Also, we are aware that Tinubu’s camp is working on the possibility of President Buhari not completing his term, either due to failing health or death.
“However, we youths in north are aware of his (Tinubu) plot against the north and we wish to tell him that we are watching.”
The group expressed optimism that President Buhari will not only complete his tenure, but also go for second term.
Some days back, a group identified as the PDP Media Watchdog had urged Buhari to resign following a statement credited to the president, declaring that his age will affect his performance rate as the leader of the nation.
In reaction, the presidency had said Buhari's statement in Johannesburg was misread, adding that though the president could not be called a youth, but he has in quantum the wisdom, patience, temperance and forbearance that age brings.