President Muhammadu Buhari (image courtesy Presidency)

Making President Muhammadu Buhari’s stay in office everlasting is the intention of Lawal-Hon. Yahaya Gumau, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Saturday’s Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-election.

The lawmaker, who made this known in Bauchi, said his only mandate for aspiring to go to the Senate was to protect the President’s interest.

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Gumau is currently the member representing Toro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

“I, Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, want you to know that the mandate that will be given to me on Saturday is to go and protect Buhari’s interest in the Senate. This is the only mandate that I will be going to the Senate with, having fulfilled every other mandate to the best of my ability while in the House of Representatives for eight years,” he said.

“By God’s grace, we will amend Nigeria’s Constitution to allow Buhari to be President for the remaining years of his life. He will only cease to be President when God takes his life.

“Obasanjo tried all his best for the constitution to be amended to allow him go for a third term, but God didn’t approve of it because of its lack of sincerity. What is now needed in Nigeria is to protect Buhari’s interest and that is what we will do.”