A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Board of Trustees (BoT), Hajia Fatima Mohammed, has said that members of the APC will protest on the streets if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to contest the 2019 Presidential election.
Fatima flagged her undying support for the President, saying he has done quite well so far and should, therefore, go for another term in office to complete his enormous work.
The APC member said this in a chat with Leadership.
Fatima said: “Buhari is for 2019. So all those people eyeing 2019 should go and sleep. They should put their minds to rest.
“In 2019, there is no vacancy. We will mobilize for Buhari to contest in 2019. I am one of those championing Buhari’s second term.
“Four years is not enough for him to set Nigeria fully on the right path. He needs eight years to do that. He cannot bring somebody and expect him to work like him.
“We have seen instances where governors bring successors and they turn back to fight them and make a mess of the work.
“I will score President Muhammadu Buhari 80 per cent so far. This is because during the era of Former President Goodluck Jonathan, even those of us in Abuja, couldn’t sleep with both of our eyes closed because of the unprecedented level of insecurity in the country.
“We could hardly go to market or worship centers.
“People were postponing events including weddings because of insecurity crisis. It is important that we do not forget where we are coming from so soon. Security is paramount in the life of any government. Since President Buhari emerged, we can see that the first thing he did was to focus on security and I give him 100 per cent for that.
“The gravity of work to be done in Nigeria requires a personality like Buhari to do it. Over the years things went wrong in the system.
“There has been systemic corruption which made it difficult for us to develop at a faster pace.
“We want Buhari to continue and we will take up placards, go to the streets and campaign for him to continue.”
She insisted that the president will not reject the nomination, else there would be protests nationwide.
According to her, “He will not decline; otherwise, we will go on hunger strike to ensure he contests; we will go on the streets, I mean it.
“I will mobilise women and youths for Buhari. Four years is not enough to change this country.
“The anti- corruption war cannot be finished in four years. This is barely two years and we are having more corruption cases happening,” Fatima stated.
This is coming after the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Oyegun has said he will do everything possible including, “fasting and prayer” to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari re-contest the 2019 Presidential election, stressing that Nigeria will be better for it.