Emerging report reveals that some prominent Leaders from the North, have assembled to kick President Muhammadu Buhari out of office, come 2019.
The plan, according to Elder Statesman, Tanka Yakassai, is to produce a more credible and acceptable Presidential candidate from the region
Some members of the movement are mainly retired Military Chiefs, former Governors, ex-Ministers, Senators, and other top public office holders.
Speaking with the Sun Newspaper about the movement and the plan to sack the current administration, Yakasai dismissed the claim that the entire North is for Buhari, saying: “I do not know how you came to that conclusion, because other aspirants are expressing their wish to contest, people are still aspiring.
“The question of someone becoming a consensus candidate for a whole area of the North does not make sense.
“In addition, the rule of multi-party democracy, there will never be a consensus candidate anywhere in Nigeria, or anywhere multi-party is practised. Otherwise, the merit of multi-party democracy is defeated.
“And that does not go with democracy, if you come up with a consensus candidate. Consensus candidate means killing competition. Competition is the livewire of democracy.
“Those who are elected particularly at the Presidential level, owe their allegiance to the people who got them into office and not the voters. We want to change that narrative.
“We want the election in the future to be based on programme and manifesto, we want the election to be credible and through a verifiable process that would change the life of the people for the better.
According to the Sun, some of the prominent retired Generals on this mission include: Gen. J.T Useni, Gen. John Temlong, Gen. India Garba, Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi, Gen. E.T Nienge, Gen. Laurence Onoja, Gen. M.D Chong, Col. Habibu Shuaibu, Navy Commodore Isaac M. Mankilik, Commodore D.T Hinga, Commodore Mainasara B. Kaoje and Maj. Hassan Zara. Click box below to see full list here…….