The National Publicity Secretary of the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN), Barrister Yelwa Abubakar has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s body language towards the 2019 general elections was disturbing.
She expressed concern over the presentation of the 2019 national budget to the National Assembly which President Buhari titled: “budget of continuity”.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, she stated that Buhari is a candidate like any other party candidates, stressing that the 2019 general election would determine whether he will continue or not.
She urged the President to place his 2019 ambition in the hands of God and Nigerians, stressing that if he loses election, someone else would continue from there, adding that, “the budget should capture national interest rather than party interests.”
GDPN continued, “It is disturbing that President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 national budget as if he is of being the one to implement it.
“For him to title it as budget of continuity disturbs us all because it’s God and Nigerians that determines his fate in 2019.”
Barrister Yelwa pointed out that Nigerians were looking forward to the President ensuring hitch-free, fair and credible elections in 2019, urging him to tell security agents and the electoral umpire to be neutral.
She cautioned political parties against what she called ‘endorsement bonanza’, stating that political parties should work hard to win the presidential and other elective offices’ election.
She further stated that the conduct of some political parties in alliances showed that some politicians were not ready to make democracy work in Nigeria.