Buhari, Not Qualified To Rule Nigeria–Junaid Mohammed

By Ikenga Chronicles January 28, 2017

Buhari, Not Qualified To Rule Nigeria–Junaid Mohammed


A northern statesman and former lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed has reiterated that President Muhammed Buhari would be roundly defeated come 2019 because he has not been able to convince Nigerians that he has a WAEC certificate.

The serial Buhari critic who stated this in an exclusive interview with Saturday Punch was reacting to a question that he had been a vocal critic of Buhari because he was not given an appointment.

‘’I have learnt to live with the malicious rumour anytime I say something substantive about somebody in government. When they have no response, they come up with such mundane arguments. I am not in politics and I know the limitations it places on you. I was never a member of the NPN, I did not expect Shagari to give me any appointment and none was offered. I was a member of the House of Representatives from 1979 to 1983 and in 1983, I won again to represent my people. Even if I was offered, it would have been very stupid of me to leave my representation of the people of Kano to take up such an appointment,’’ he said.

Taking a swipe on Buhari he said; ‘’ Besides, I am eminently qualified to aspire for any office in the land by educational achievement and experience in public life and certainly more qualified than Buhari who could not pass school certificate. And up till today, he has not been able to convince Nigerians that he was able to pass school certificate.”

‘’He has chosen to take the country on a judicial merry go round putting the case on and off until his term expires but the schools he attended are there and if they could not attest that he passed his school certificate, I don’t know how he can confirm that in a court of law.”

‘’Frankly speaking, any leader who could be so mediocre as to fail his school certificate ought not to have been trusted by the people of Nigeria with such an awesome responsibility as that of the office of the President. I will not accept any offer of appointment from this government and thankfully, none has been offered.’’

On his view about calls for Buhari to seek re-election come 2019, he said: ‘’If performance is to be the judge, not some tribal, ethnic or religious sentiment, if Buhari stands for elections, he will lose. And if he attempts to use the power of incumbency and rigs the elections to come back, there will be violence. My reasons are simple; he has not performed.’’

Recall that the presidency few days ago lambasted the former lawmaker for his incessant criticism of Buhari. The presidential spokesman said Junaid Mohammed had nurtured the habit of insulting every leader Nigeria had produced in his time with his “jaundiced and malicious attacks.”

According to the presidency, Mohammed had taken it upon himself to criticise Nigerian leaders from former President Shehu Shagari till date, stating that he only retreated when his life was threatened when he attempted to criticise former military dictator, the late Sani Abacha.