A group of youth from the Northern part of the country under the aegis of Northern Youths Movement (NYM) have pointed accusing fingers at All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of being responsible for calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, The Sheet reports.
It would be recalled that a group, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Media Watchdog has called for President Buhari to resign after he said his age -72 years – might hinder his effectiveness in office.
PDP has however come out to deny any affiliation with the group.
NYM, speaking via a statement issued by its Protem Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato on Thursday, June 18, 2015 accused Tinubu if gradually unfolding his plans to usurp the presidency from Buhari.
The NYM went on to say that the press statement calling for the resignation actually emanated from Tinubu’s media office in Lagos, adding that it was part of the plans by the former Lagos State Governor to install his stooge, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as president.
The group further said that Tinubu was desperate to have his other cronies, Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila elected as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.
The statement read: “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.
“He has failed in his attempt to hijack the National Assembly and use it to impeach President Buhari and we want to assure Tinubu and his cronies that President Buhari will not only complete his tenure, he will go for second term.”