House of Representatives Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has said he will ‘whip President Muhammadu Buhari to line’ if he refuses to run in the 2019 presidential election.
The lawmaker promised to do everything in his power to ensure that Buhari contested the presidential election.
Speaking at the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting, Ado-Doguwa said that deciding his future for the 2019 Presidential election was now beyond Buhari.
He said President Buhari cannot disappoint his supporters.
He said, “We are battle-ready for 2019 to get back to the Aso Villa with Buhari as our president, in addition to the governors. We are going to add some states to the number of the existing ones.
“APC is strategizing ahead of 2019 and we equally discussed issues of reconciliation among warring factions in the state and security of lives and property in the country.”
When asked if APC has a Plan B should Buhari decline to contest in 2019, he added, “He cannot try that. Tell Buhari that he cannot try to contemplate not accepting the desire of Nigerians [for him] to contest in 2019. Quote me, I, Ado Dogo, the Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, will whip him to line if he refuses to contest.”