Nyiam, the acclaimed mastermind of the 1990 Gideon Orkar coup d’état against the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida, said this in an interview with the Sun.
He called on the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to summon the courage to dump Buhari as its candidate to avert an impending doom.
According to him, killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen will continue and escalate further if Buhari returns in 2019.
He said, “The danger that lies ahead is that if Buhari gets a second term, Nigerians should know that the bad omen, the killings of innocent farmers, and natural disaster in which lives are lost in hundreds under president Buhari’s watch will continue.
“One of the first steps that is imperative is that APC as a party must have the courage to dump Buhari as their candidate. He is a bad product to sell. It is evident in how people are leaving the party. If we go by his own evidence, after so many things instigated by him against Saraki, he has now admitted that Saraki is a man of due process.
“To that extent and by extension, he has placed him as a man who believes in rule of law. Unlike himself, Saraki is the candidate they should go for, or Tambuwal, or a Middle Belt person. APC has a choice to change itself.
“Alongside these changes, they should embrace a new level of politicking and performance. With these changes, APC will not give us the bad omen which they have been giving to us. It is imperative that all our critical stakeholders in nation building have started to forge a patriotic front and working in concert and unity to achieve the desired ends.
“People like Ayo Adebanjo, John Nwodo, the Sultan of Sokoto who have been working tirelessly behind the scene, the Oni of Ife, Oba of Benin, Obi of Onitsha, Obong of Calabar, Gbon Gwom of Jos, Gen. T Y Danjuma, and former heads of state are well positioned to take this initiative to arrest the drift into national disaster.
“Incidentally, people like Junaid Muhammed are all included in this task. APC may fare well without Buhari as the candidate. The new chairman, Oshiomhole and his National Working Committee, NWC, the governors of the party and other stakeholders in APC must see it as a duty to drop Buhari as their candidate so as to make APC a force to be reckoned with in next year’s election.
“They should go for a respectable and healthier candidate and avoid gerontocracy as we have seen in Buhari.”