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Buhari not healthy, cabal running his govt – Aminu Tambuwal



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 ( Buhari ” s ) 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 .

He left the country on January 19 , 2017 , on what the Presidency described then as a medical vacation .

When the trip was prolonged , presidential aides announced that the President would be staying back in the British capital to enable him to collect results of some medical tests he did .
He returned to the country on March 10 , 2017 , after a 49 – day medical sojourn , saying he had never been that sick in his life .

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He then gave an indication that he would return to London for further checkup .

After missing public events, including three consecutive weekly Federal Executive Council meetings which raised anxiety in the country , Buhari on May 7 , 2017 , returned to London for medical consultations .

He returned to the country on August 19 , 2017 .

On his presidential ambition , Tambuwal said he was still making consultations because of his belief that leadership was a collective responsibility.

He said , “ I have 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 .

“ But leadership is a collective decision and I have never asked to be made a leader at any time in my life . So , my aspiration will be determined by my people and after that , I will make my political decision known in a matter of days .

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 .

He reminded them that they were the leaders of tomorrow and that tomorrow was today for them to make the right choice on who would lead the country .

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“ Someone recently referred to me as “ a boy” , which is really a compliment that puts me on the side of the youths, who are the strength of our nation , ” he said .
He , however , enjoined the youths and particularly the students among them to make sure that they participated in the National Youth Service Corps Scheme , as his government would not accept anyone who refused to undergo the national service to our fatherland.