Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has affirmed that it is true that President Muhammadu Buhari has health challenges and also accused a cabal of running his government.
Tambuwal also declared that he had been under tremendous pressure to join the 2019 presidential race.
Addressing thousands of youths and students who stormed the Governor’s Office in appreciation of his involving the youths in his administration, Tambuwal said, “We supported Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 to become President unconditionally and we admit that Buhari has integrity but that’s not the only requirement for leadership.
“We are aware that the President is affected by serious challenges of health and is being held captive by a cabal that runs Nigeria for their personal interests.”
Buhari faced a major medical challenge in 2017 that saw him spending the better part of the year outside the country.
On his presidential ambition, Tambuwal said he was still making consultations because of his belief that leadership was a collective responsibility.
In a statement, he said he has been under intense pressure from various quarters in Nigeria including leaders of the country and friends of Nigeria outside the country to contest the presidency. He also said his aspiration will be determined by his people and after that, he will make his political decision known.
On the way forward for the country, Tambuwal told the youths that the future for a greater Nigeria lay with the younger generation, assuring them of his commitment to the welfare and empowerment of this group.