Tanko Al-Makura

Al-Makura: Nobody Can Challenge Buhari on Review of His Campaign Promises

Tope Oshin

Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari was at liberty to review his party’s electoral promise of paying N5,000 monthly allowances to unemployed youths in the country, Punch reports.

He said Buhari cannot be challenged by anybody once he takes a decision on the matter.

Al-Makura said this while briefing State House correspondents after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari had during an interactive session in Saudi Arabia ruled out the payment of N5,000 monthly allowances to unemployed youths in the country as promised by his party, the All Progressives Congress, ahead of the 2015 presidential election.

While dismissing the N5,000 as a largesse, the President had said he had a “slightly different priority” from the position of his party on the payment.

“This largesse, N5,000 for the unemployed, I have got a slightly different priority. I would rather do the infrastructure, the school and correct them and empower agriculture, mining so that every able-bodied person can go and get work instead of giving N5,000 to those who don’t work,” Buhari declared.

Al-Makura however said Buhari was at Liberty to change his position on the matter because he is taking decisions for the good of the country.

He said nobody, no matter how highly placed can challenge the President on the matter.

The governor said, “The President is the person that can tell you precisely how he is working on promises and interventions that he has created by his ingenuity.

“And if at any point in time, the President is reviewing that issue, I think he is the only person to do that because what he is doing is in the best interest of the country.

“And so, it is not challengeable by anybody whatever his position.”

Al-Makura disclosed that during the meeting he had with Osinbajo, they discussed about the security situation in his state and that of Benue State which had led to bloody clashes between herdsmen and farmers.


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