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Fatima Mohammed APC chieftain threatens to go on hunger strike if Buhari declines second term

An APC chieftain has promised to mobilize youths and women to go on hunger strike should President Buhari fail to accept a second term.

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Hajia Fatima Mohammed


Hajia Fatima Mohammed, one of the members of the APC Board of Trustees (BoT) has said she will go on hunger strike if President Muhammadu Buhari refuses a second term ticket.

The All Progressives Congress chieftain made this known in a recent interview with Leadership Newspaper.

He will not (decline). We will go on hunger strike to ensure he contests. We will go on the streets, I mean it. I will mobilise women and youths for Buhari. Four years is not enough to change this country. The anti- corruption war cannot be finished in four years. This is barely two years and we are having more corruption cases happening,” she said.

Mohammed has reiterated that the President's mission is an eight years cause and she will mobilize women and men to go on hunger strike should Buhari refuse the ticket.

The APC chieftain further warned politicians eyeing the presidential seat against 2019 to drop the idea as she will do everything within her powers to see that the President returns for a second term.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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In her words: "…Buhari is for 2019. So, all those people eyeing 2019 should sleep. They should put their minds to rest. In 2019, there is no vacancy. We will mobilize for Buhari to contest in 2019. Four years is not enough for him to set Nigeria fully on the right path.

"He needs eight years to do that. He cannot bring somebody and expect him to work like him. We have seen instances where governor’s bring successors and they turn back to fight them and make a mess of the work," she said.

Continuing, Mohammed said: "The gravity of work to be done in Nigeria requires a personality like Buhari to do it. Over the years things went wrong in the system. There have been systemic corruption which made it difficult for us to develop at a faster pace. We want Buhari to continue and we will take up placards, go to the streets and campaign for him to continue. I am one of those championing Buhari’s second term."

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The ruling party is currently facing internal rancour with the national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu not in good accord with the party's chairman, John Oyegun.

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