VP Yemi Osinbajo Cannot Contest For President In 2019 If Anything Happens To President Buhari - Northern Elders Say





Northern Elders Forum says that acting president Yemi Osinbajo cannot replace President Buhari as a presidential candidate in the 2019 election if anything happens to Buhari, who is currently in the UK for medical checkup.

Speaking in an interview with The New Telegraph, Chairman of the Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, said if President Buhari fails to seek re-election in 2019, the North must retain the presidency by fielding a candidate from the region through the ruling APC.
"The constitutional provision says that in the event that the president dies in office or becomes incapacitated for one reason or the other and cannot perform the duties of his office, he will be succeeded by the Vice president. But no one is in a position to know at what point he is going to recover fully and come back to office, or whether the unexpected could happen. If the worst case scenario happens, and Buhari is not back on seat, the constitution is very clear that the vice president takes over. And what we then expect is that he will take that tenure to its logical end and from there, the politics of power sharing will take precedence over anything else. When the unexpected happens, in 2019, we will be back to our position that the north should be treated equitably and fairly. And we expect that another northern candidate will emerge as presidential candidate on the platform of APC”he said

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