APC Lawmaker Under Fire For Saying Buhari Is Weak, Irrelevant
The lawmaker representing Dutsi federal constituency of Katsina state, Mansur Mashi has landed himself in serious trouble with the All Progressives Congress (APC) chapter in his constituency following a negative remark he reportedly made about President Muhammadu Buhari.
He has since been asked to resign his position as a federal lawmaker over the alleged comment.
A party official who spoke with Premium Times said his failure to do so may lead to his constituency recalling him.
Speaking with newsmen of the development, the chairman of the APC chapter, Armaya’u Doka, said the comment ”belittled the APC and members of his constituency in Katsina, and Nigeria.”
“The honourable said
‘Buhari had to leave the scene the way the late (late ex-president) Yar’Adua did,’ so that his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, would take over, and that such is the only way Nigeria could make progress at before 2023.
“The audio of what the lawmaker said is out there for all to listen to. By the grace of God, APC will win in the 2023 general elections and the party will continue to grow stronger in followership.
“We call on the APC at the state and national level to call him to order and the National Assembly (to) suspend him for making such comments.
“If our call is not heeded to, we, as members of his constituency, have the right to take necessary action that is within the law,” he said.
According to the party chairman, ”the lawmaker likened the APC to a football team that had lost followership.”
“He said that our great party, the APC is like a football team, Barcelona and Madrid. Once the match is over everyone goes his way. That APC may not win in the next general elections.
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