EXTRA: My only mission is to make Buhari president for life, says APC senatorial candidate

Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi south bye-election, says if elected into the senate, he would work towards making Muhammadu Buhari, president for life by working.

Speaking at the close of his campaign in Bauchi, Gumau said his only mandate would be to make Buhari president till he dies.

The aspirant, who is a current member of the house of representatives, said there is a need to protect Buhari’s interest.

“I, Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, want you to know that the mandate that will be given to me on Saturday is to go and protect Buhari’s interest in the senate,” he said.

“This is the only mandate that I will be going to the senate with, having fulfilled every other mandate to the best of my ability while in the house of representatives for eight years.

“By God’s grace, we will amend Nigeria’s constitution to allow Buhari to be president for the remaining years of his life. He will only cease to be president when God takes his life.

“Obasanjo tried all his best for the constitution to be amended to allow him go for a third term, but God didn’t approve of it because of its lack of sincerity. What is now needed in Nigeria is to protect Buhari’s interest and that is what we will do.”

Also speaking at the event, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, said it would be shameful for Buhari to support candidate and he loses.

“Our message is simple; the acting resident is seriously worried about what is going on in Bauchi State and he told us to tell you that with all the love being shown to Bauchi State by the President, it will be a shameful and disgraceful thing for us in the north for President Buhari to raise the hand of someone and the person loses that election,” Yari said.