Following the outburst and open ‘campaign’ for former vice-president Atiku Abubakar for presidency in 2019 by serving minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Jummai Aisha Alhassan, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has called on her to resign.
Amosun said that while Alhassan was entitled to her opinion, he would have saluted her if she had honourably resigned her appointment because no one could blow both hot and cold at the same time.
He said “I would have saluted her if she had resigned but falling short of resigning has taken everything away from what she had said. Well, I am not Mr President and I know that at the appropriate time he will review things.
“For somebody to have come out and say such thing means she might be working against the government and she will not want that government to succeed.
“That is my own belief. Although I may be wrong, if I am in her shoes she should have done that and resigned.’’
“On this 2019, the only thing that can probably prevent Mr. president from contesting is on health ground,” he said.
Amosun who commended Buhari for the great positive changes he had effected in Nigeria, said he was the appropriate person the nation needed when he took over the reins of power.
“If not for this administration of President Muhammad Buhari, only God knows where Nigeria would have been by now.
“Again I am saying it, the only thing that can stop Mr President is on health ground but as we can see today, Mr President is back rejuvenating and very soon it would be clear for everybody to see that Mr president is so well now.
” I commend the President for his performance on the three cardinal programmes of his administration because he has performed better in the areas of security, economy and the fight against corruption,” he said