No One Knows Tomorrow: See What Buhari Said About Yar’adua’s Illness, Impeachment in 2010

Below is a publication of Sun Newspaper of Wednesday, March 10, 2010 on Muhammadu Buhari’s view on then ailing President, Umaru Musa Yar’adua:

From ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Kaduna, Sun Newspapers

Former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has declared that the only solution to present political uncertainty in the country is for the National Assembly to set machineries in motion for the impeachment of ailing President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

The 2003 and 2007 presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) made the declaration yesterday while addressing members of the National Unity Forum (NUF) which had visited him in Kaduna.

Buhari was more forthcoming when he further said the Federal Executive Council must save the nation from the current agony by declaring the president incapacitated to pave the way for his impeachment.

He further argued that Nigeria, as a nation, should not have been in the present situation if the provisions of the constitution were respected by the leadership of the country, insisting that the constitution has specific provisions on how an ailing president could be succeeded, even as he noted that the refusal by the FEC to respect and apply the constitutional provisions had led to the present crisis in the country.

In an apparent reference to the resolution passed by the National Assembly, which empowered Goodluck Jonathan to function as an acting president, the former head of state noted that it was wrong to introduce extra-constitutional measures to tackle problems already addressed by the constitution.

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To this end, he stressed that the joy of political expediency would never replace clear laid out regulations spelt out by the laws of the land, adding that ‘political expediency won’t remedy this kind of problem because if the FEC had acted in accordance with the constitution by invoking the necessary sections to declare the president incapacitated, we would not have found ourselves in this present situation.

‘As you can see, adopting extra-constitutional measures have not addressed the problem. If it had, we would not have been subjected to the raging debates and controversy going on. So we must go back to the constitution. The exco must do the right thing because once we start moving away from the constitution, then we are inviting anarchy,’ Buhari added.

He also called on the acting president to make electoral reform the priority of his government, saying that he has a feeling Nigerians would stand up for the truth and reject any imposition, or any government that wins election through ‘unfair’ means in 2011.

While maintaining that unless free and fair polls are conducted next year, both the polity and the country would not be stabilized, the former military leader further said the first measure of commitment to the electoral reform agenda was to reorganize INEC and make it more effective.

He said INEC, as presently constituted, could not give Nigerians what they need in 2011, given what happened during the recent governorship elections in Anambra State.

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  1. Maduakor uju(62)

    As the saying goes”what goes around comes around”
    Buhari suggested impeachment for late president yaradua during his period of ailment and he seems to be in the same situation today!!
    what then is the way out.

  2. Mordi Antoinette,2015054009,quiz no.50

    Hmm,Nigeria politics self

  3. Muotolum victoria

    now it’s buhari’s turn to make things right..
    let’s see what happens

  4. ifurueze light (3)

    The ball is in his cot .lets watch and see how well Mr President can readjust things within the short period he has to stay in office.

  5. Emenanjo Onyinye

    hmmm buhari can’t do it alone
    2015054109 quiz no. 20

  6. chisom

    what goes around must surely comes around.
    nothing much to say but let all watch.and see what buhari’s regime will be.if all this changes they are talking about will surely come to pass.

  7. chisom

    quiz no:52

  8. igbeli assumpta kosiso

    Turning things around, definitely i’ll say that “”they which live by the word of the tongue…would die by the word of the tongue…N even if they live, the tongue lives with them”….This is the reason why Buhari’s illness is no surprise at all.
    No. 77

  9. Okafor chidimma Stephnie

    Okafor chidimma Stephanie. 2015054139. Nigeria and there politics hmm.

  10. Okafor chidimma Stephnie

    Okafor chidimma Stephanie. 2015054139. Nigeria and there politics wahala dey oo

  11. Alia Chiemena Ugochinyere

    To do others what you’d like the to do to you (golden rule).. now Buhari is ill, shouldn’t he be impeached the same way he impeached Yar’Adua..? Karma works

  12. Alia Chiemena Ugochinyere 2015054116 (001)

    To do others what you’d like the to do to you (golden rule).. now Buhari is ill, shouldn’t he be impeached the same way he impeached Yar’Adua..? Karma works

  13. Agbasimelo sharon

    Karma..thats d word for it, buhari suggested d impeachment of yar adua because he thinks he isn’t capable of ruling Nigeria.. Where is the change he thought he can bring during yar adua’s regime that made him to suggest the impeachment.. Now we really need change should we suggest his impeachment?

  14. Obiechina Ifunanya Vivian

    Quiz no.(83)
    Buhari who suggested the impeachment of late Umaru Musa Yar’adua few years back has now found himself in the same situation and he actually hopes he wont be treated the same way. That is why we should always treat our fellow human beings right and love them as we love ourselves notwithstanding the circumstances, even the Bible instructed us to do so. Nevertheless, we pray for his quick recovery and a better country at large.

  15. Agbasimelo sharon

    Karma.. That’s the word for it, buhari suggested the impeachment of yar adua because he thinks he isn’t capable of ruling Nigeria. Where is the change he thought he can bring during yar adua’s regime that made him to suggest the impeachment. Now we really need change should we suggest his impeachment? Quiz No 59

  16. Okpara Wisdom(72)

    If President Buhari Suggested Impeachment of the then president,Maybe,the national Assembly should consider his words thoughtfully and get mercenaries ready for the his own impeachment process to commence since he’s ill too

  17. Ndife uchechukwu lilian (73)

    Is not good to castigate people because of their situation now he is facing the same thing (karma)

  18. Nnopu blessing

    Absolute measure should Be taken to resolve this issue

  19. Nwachukwu Nkiruka

    hmmm!! buhari we wait on you ooo (36)

  20. oraegbune Joseph

    Buharization ,he was good during his term as a military man but now he has failed woefully.

  21. oraegbune Joseph

    Buharization ,he was good during his term as a military man but now he has failed woefully. (88)

  22. Okoye Mmesoma Paschaline (quiz no 74)

    No one knows tomorrow indeed………Its now his turn lets see what he will do ……one good thorn deserves another

  23. Umeobi Juliet

    Well, I am glad he knows about the constitution…..but I think he’s taking time. He should impeach himself already

  24. Nwachukwu Nkiruka

    No body knows tomorrow, Buhari we wait on you ooo quiz no 36

  25. udechukwu chiamaka

    God..this country is in ur hands…save us all
    2015054017(37)

  26. Irechukwu Ifeoma P. (quiz no 21)

    Some politicians who are always criticise other people’s administration thinking that when they are elected they can change the situation but when they get there they will found themselves in the same situation oh my God help us in this country ……..

  27. Anyika Onyinye m (26)

    What a world! Buhari never knew for one day that he will everly be in Yar’adua’s bad illment condition…….criticizing late Yar’adua is one of the greatest mistakes Buhari has made

  28. NWAFOR PRISCA CHIAMAKA

    I support him saying that we should go back to the constitution, but it was fair for him to bring up the idea that Yar’adua should be impeached… Quiz no: 40

  29. Egbulem Assumpta Ujunwa

    Quiz no:41
    It is indeed true that without free and fair elections our country can never be stabilised … imagine he was even saying that he will stand for the truth so that there there will be fairness… But he was guilty of such act in his on time

  30. Okeke Augustina

    quiz no:42
    standing for the truth is a good idea oh, but leading by example is the best…. Everything he said was really good expect for the suggestion he made about the former president’s impeachment

  31. Ofodile Diana Uchechukwu 2015054043

    Indeed I agree with you at Uju. What goes around comes around.

  32. Agwaraonye Uchenna M (34)

    Buhari should not have make such comment because he don’t know that he will still face the same condition. He should have pray for yar dua to get well soon not by critising his fellow human being. Now his own condition has worsen to the extent he has been in coma for some time now. Buhari should have know that no condition is permanent in this world we are. He is now facing his own critical condition.

  33. BURUCHE PROGRESS, 2015054026, quiz num:02

    That there problem am tired of Nigeria politics

  34. ihejirika nmesoma 96

    What a tragedy!There is a saying that one good turn deserves another so he have to face the repercussion.

  35. Onwuasoanya Rachael reg no 2015054103 quiz no 63

    Is One thing to know what is right and is another to do what is right. let our president do that which is write. At least let him prove to us that he’s a good president that has progress of the country at heart.
    I still wish him quick recovery.

  36. nmesoma obiejesi

    Truly no one knows tomorrow,our president,buhari once made jest of the president yar’adua implying how sickling he was for a president.Unknowingly to him that someday he wil be in the same shoe with the late president.Like the law of karma states what’s goes around comes around and what’s goes up must surely come down.

  37. Onwuegbusi Ifeatu

    Nigeria politics z such a dirty one.

  38. Nnama Emmanuel, quiz no(108)

    As the saying goes ” one good turn deserves another”, so as one bad turn deserves another. As the president Buhari has said that the only solution to the present political uncertainty is impeachment of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, so as setbacks and too many problems are following him while he is on power.

  39. Nnama Emmanuel, quiz no(108)

    As the saying goes ” one good turn deserves another”, so as one bad turn deserves another. As the president Buhari has said that the only solution to the present political uncertainty is impeachment of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, so as setbacks and too many problems are following him while he is on power.

  40. obidigbo ifeoma Christabel

    Obidigbo ifeoma Christabel
    2012054022

    This is why it’s not good to mock some one, because no body knows tomorrow, he never knew it was going to happen to him.I pray that God grant him quick recovery.

  41. Chukwukadibia Adaobi

    There is no need apportioning blames on someone who is late. …The most important thing is for The”resting president “to make things right nd make Nigeria the giant of Africa once more.

  42. Chukwukadibia Adaobi

    Chukwukadibia Adaobi. .Reg no:2015054029. .quiz no (14)

  43. chukwurah uzoamaka

    Mr. president should find better solutions to making Nigeria better again. ..I don’t see reasons why he should making references to things that are not relevant…and I don’t think blaming yar’adua is the way foward. …chukwurah Uzoamaka. .Reg no : 2015054068

  44. Anene Amarachi

    Nemesis has cut up with him let’s see what he will do. 2015054058 .

  45. Okolie Amaka

    What goes around comes around .2015054087

  46. Muoneke Judith

    In the same situation…..let us see what he is capable of doing….

  47. mmesomaoffor

    Karma they say is actually a bitch , our honorable president was wagging his tongue during yar’adua ailment I bet he doesn’t feel good as people are even wishing him dead because he’s worse than yar’adua . quiz no (69)

  48. mmesoma obiejesi

    Truly no one knows tomorrow,our president, buhari once made a jest of the late president musa yar’adua implying how sickling he was for a president.Unknowingly to him that someday he wil be in the same shoe with the late president.Like the law of karma states what’s goes around comes around and what’s goes up must surely come down.

  49. Nwafor Gift Onyinye

    What goes around comes around indeed…..guess its his turn now..let’s see what happens….2015054119(87)

  50. mmesomaoffor

    Karma they say is actually a bitch , our honorable president was wagging his tongue during yar’adua ailment I bet he doesn’t feel good as people are even wishing him dead because he’s worse than yar’adua . quiz no (69).

  51. Leadership from the north is always like this,please let him just come down from that seat let peace reign in this country for once.(86)2015054104

  52. Nweke Nnaemeka

    Retired General Buhari in past years has been advicing and providing solutions to make the country better but now he is the president what is he doing to the country’s economy. Buhari should wake up and not let our country die. Quiz no(071)

  53. Chioma

    As the tittle stated “no one knows tomorrow “bihari complained about the yar’aduas tenor but today he is faced with same situation and challenges.

  54. Chioma

    As the tittle stated “no one knows tomorrow “bihari complained about the yar’aduas tenor but today he is faced with same situation and challenges.(31) chioma Oguine

  55. Nweke Nnaemeka

    Buhari has always been providing solutions to problems when he is not in power, now he is in power what is the present suitation? He spent more of his time outside Nigeria and the country is in recession. God help us.Quiz no(10)

  56. Buhari should try and make things work right for his people. (47)

  57. Okpala Prisca Chinwe

    hahahaha… karma in action.
    2015054135

  58. Izuorah Chioma

    what goes around comes around, one good turn deserves another… 2015054054

  59. umeofor chiazaram

    This is the best reason why people should consider their words and action because no one knows what the future holds.

    2015054085(17)

  60. Okoli Ijeoma .P. 2015054132

    you know what they say about the world turning around??? that’s the case at present now.. our dear president should do the right thing,since he himself suggested the impeachment of our then president…. Mr president we plead you do same now, it will be honourable that you resign without being under pressure. karma is savage!!!

  61. Nweke Nnaemeka

    Hmm Rtd gen Buhari was advicing impeachment of the then Nigerian president umaru musa yar-adua when he was sick and now its his turn to take a decision. Hope he takes the right decision.(105)

  62. Nweke Nnaemeka

    Buhari is just running his mouth, now he is in power, he should lead well and not to talk nonsense. The empty drum makes the loudess sound. Buhari should wake up and save this country. 2015054072

  63. Eric Ejimbe

    Buhari is just running his mouth, now he is in power, he should lead well and not to talk nonsense. The empty drum makes the loudess sound. Buhari should wake up and save this country. 2015054072

  64. Daniel orackwelu

    This people needs to do the right thing for this country

  65. Ebeagwu Chinonye(79)

    We are now hoping and depending on him to make the right decision for the betterment of the country.(79)

  66. He should follow his own advice and work towards his own impeachment…………….

  67. Nwangene onyema C(80)

    When he was not on seat he was saying all sought of things now he is on seat let him do thoes things to build a better nation.(80)

  68. Nwankwo Amarachi

    This is serious (24)

  69. ohijeh blessing

    We are so confused abt the political situation in Nigeria ..may God see us tru..(quiz no 8)..

  70. queen uchendu

    Another brain wash.we already know the game of pointing fingers Mr President..
    Qiuz 84

  71. Nwachukwu Nkiruka

    No body knows tomorrow, Buhari we wait on you ooo. quiz no 36

  72. Chikaogwu Chioma(81)

    Rtd gen. Buhari should give the economy managers the chance to come into the game for them to know what to do in other to revive the current economy crisis. And provide a solution the way he has been providing.(81)

  73. queen uchendu

    What is he up too with all this talk talk.i pray Nigerians won’t fall for him a second time.
    Quiz 85

  74. Sylvia

    Okeke chinedu
    2015054127
    quiz no 49
    Our president should focus more on the matters we have at hand not this Godforsaken issue. I rest my case.

  75. Obagha Austine

    If Buhari is the person someone else is planning to remove from his seat, Nigerian willl suffer but he did it to someone forgetting that what geos around comes around. 2015054012

  76. ohijeh blessing

    We are so confused abt the political situation in Nigeria..may God see us tru..(quiz no 8) 2015054077

  77. Rosemary

    Okonkwo Rosemary
    2015054130
    quiz no 48
    Hmm… that’s not the issue now…he should focus on what’s happening presently

  78. ibeh happiness ifeoma

    RTD gen muhammadu buhari as at 2010 when President yar-adua was sick adviced impechement and now he in turn is sick. The English have this saying “what goes around comes around”. somebody should please advice the National Assembly to set machineries in motion for his impeachment. quiz no 19

  79. onyeje miracle .c. 2016054030DE

    what you sow is what you reap. don’t seek for the downfall of others.

  80. Since buhari said that nigerians cant be led by an ailing president, i think its time for him to take prepercaction and step down……..

    Quiz no: 93

  81. Okoye Paul Chinemerem (quiz no 142)

    To castigate people is not good. Now see what is happening to him

  82. ifeanachor kingsley c

    Na wa oo…. Buhari if u want to step down step down, who cares.
    Quiz number :90

  83. Agu Joseph Odira

    Whatever a man sow’s he shall reap, Buhari is now in the same shoes with his predecessor (Yar’adua) let’s see what he will do now. 2015054007

  84. Ohazulike chibueze(2015054019)

    Generally, one should be careful of what one says cus there is power in the tongue. Truly, life is mysterious

  85. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    little did he know, that a time will come when he will be a victim to his own comment.
    quiz no:120

  86. Onuchukwu chika jennifer quiz no 72

    What goes around really comes around. If he knows dat few years from then he will face same problem he would have kept his mouth shut. His is even worse than Yar’adua’s.

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