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Buhari must not come back for second term, Falae warns as he retires from politics
NATIONAL Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Olu Falae, has retired from active politics, leaving a final message for Nigerians to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari does not get re-elected.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the National Executive Council of the SDP adopted Buhari as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming election. The party said its decision was because of the ongoing court case between its two presidential aspirants.
Falae was speaking when Titi Abubakar, wife of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, paid him a courtesy visit on Friday.
He said he was quitting active politics due to health concerns, adding, however, that he would retain the headship of the SDP, though Tunde Adeniran will be the party’s “de facto” chairman.
On the coming election, Falae said that “all hands must be on deck by to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari does not come back for the second term”.
“We have to find ways to do it, this government must not come back, for the sake of all of us, even for the sake of the man (Buhari) himself. He does not have a clue of what is going on again, I don’t think he is well, he should just go home and rest. Some characters are hiding behind him to do evil,” he said.
On Atiku’s candidacy, Falae said he wishes the former vice president well, adding that “we are on the same page, we are aiming the same result, no one wants this government to come back because the government has failed.”