Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, a prominent member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that it is premature for politicians to divert President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s attention with their aspirations to become president in 2027.
Politicians should not divert Tinubu’s attention at this crucial juncture, according to Mumuni, with what he called a political farce.
He said these things in a statement that Anaedoonline.ng was able to see on Tuesday via his media assistant, Rasheed Abubakar.
According to information obtained by Anaedoonline.ng, the Forum of 2023 APC Presidential Candidates was officially launched on Monday in Abuja. The organisation is headed by former Zamfara governor Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima.
Yerima, the forum’s convener and acting chairman, stated in her speech that the major goal of the meeting was to clear the path for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s second term bid in 2027.
However, Mumuni responded by cautioning lawmakers nationwide not to divert the president with such schemes.
Politicians should refrain from pursuing the 2027 aim, Mumuni said, pointing out that it is not what the nation needs right now.
He expressed regret about certain lawmakers forcing the president to run for a second term after less than a year in office.
Mumuni said, “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has since moved on from the 2023 election. From all indications, he is now busy with governance and his promise to bring renewed hope to the masses. We know how demanding all these can be; so the President should not be distracted with political shenanigans at this very defining period of our nationhood.
“It is too early to be forming a forum for 2027 politics. We all know this is a mere smokescreen by the former presidential aspirants to court personal favours from the President. They should not distract him. If they are truly motivated by patriotism, they should support the efforts of President Tinubu by contributing to the development of their various states and impacting the livelihood of the masses.
“It is laughable that people who need advice are seeking to play advisory roles to the President. All these are a political charade. It is not what our beloved country needs now. The President has enough advisers already in his cabinet.
“The former presidential aspirants will do well to reflect on the gaps across sectors in the country and play their roles as statesmen to fix them. They can do this without noise. We have private players without political posts contributing enormously to our country and its people.
“I am afraid that if this charade is entertained, we might start having associations of former ministers, former special assistants, former this and that trying to flock the Aso Villa in the name of serving advisory roles”.
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