A member of the House of Representatives representing Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency of Kastina state, Mansur Mashi, has allegedly described President Muhammadu Buhari as weak.
Mashi, who has come under fire from the Mashi Council chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the comments credited to him in an audio recording circulating in the state said he told people that former chief of staff, late Abba Kyari, was not the problem rather it is the president.
“Let me tell you if Aisha had the powers Turai Yar’Adua (the late president’s wife) had during Yar’adua’s time, Nigeria would have been better than what it is now under Buhari. She is a more smart and intelligent person than Buhari.
“And again even when the late chief of staff (Abba Kyari) died, I told people that they will see the real weakness of Buhari that it wasn’t Kyari that is the problem, it is Buhari. And look at it now.
“Buhari will be irrelevant in 2023 because he intends to support (Bola) Tinubu for president under APC. The north will not support that, and that will be his end. Our clerics and the people will not agree with that. He is just a weak person” Mashi allegedly said in audio clip which was recorded in Hausa language.
Chairman of the APC in Mashi Council, Armaya’u Doka has called on the rep member to retract the comment or face recall.
“The honourable said ‘Buhari had to leave the scene the way the late (late ex-president) Yar’Adua did,’ so that his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, would take over, and that such is the only way Nigeria could make progress at before 2023.
“The audio of what the lawmaker said is out there for all to listen to. By the grace of God, APC will win in the 2023 general elections and the party will continue to grow stronger in followership.
“We call on the APC at the state and national level to call him to order and the National Assembly (to) suspend him for making such comments.
“If our call is not heeded to, we, as members of his constituency, have the right to take necessary action that is within the law,” Doka said at a press conference.
”The lawmaker likened the APC to a football team that had lost followership.
“He said that our great party, the APC is like a football team, Barcelona and Madrid. Once the match is over everyone goes his way. That APC may not win in the next general elections.
“Another thing that worries me most is describing us his constituents, who voted him into office, as illiterates and ‘ignorants’. This is a member that does not even have a constituency office. He never comes back to see his people,” Doka added.