The explosive letter released on Tuesday by former president Olusegun Obasanjo has taken an ethnic divide with the Arewa Consultative Forum, releasing a statement challenging the opinion of the former President. Obasanjo in his letter called on President Buhari to honorably resign no and go back to his home to rest. He said the president should forget about contesting for a second term.
In a swift reaction, the Northern socio-cultural group, the Arewa Consultative Forum ( ACF ), in a statement released and signed by its spokesperson, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, said that,former President Olusegun Obasanjo cannot stop President Muhammadu Buhari from running again in 2019. Biu in the statement said though the former President has right to express his opinion like any other Nigerian, the decision lies with Buhari and his party to either contest or not.
The statement credited to former President Obasanjo that President Buhari should not re-run 2019 election, it is his democratic right to express his view like any other Nigerian on all issues including democracy. However, it is President Buhari’s prerogative and that of his party to decide on whether to re-contest or not”, the statement in part read