Customs CG Ali to Buhari: If I were you, I won’t contest election

Customs CG Ali to Buhari: If I were you, I won’t contest election 

By Patience Danjuma  

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, on Tuesday told President Muhammadu Buhari that if he were Buhari, he would not contest to be President at the age of 70.

Ali said this at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday when he led members of the Buhari Support Organization to a meeting with the President.

The Customs boss said Buhari chose to contest for the Presidency because of his love for the country.

Ali said his group was solidly in support of Buhari’s second term bid because of the president’s integrity, honesty and love for Nigeria.

He said, “I’ve said it and I’ll repeat it here Mr. President with all due respect, at 70 plus, with good retirement benefits and with your house in Daura, if I were you, I’d see no reason to be in this arena. But why are you here? It’s because you love this great country. You left your comfort to serve Nigeria and that’s why for those of us who love you for who you’re said we must follow you and ensure that your second term in this country becomes a reality.”

The Customs boss also told President Buhari that those complaining of hunger were lazy Nigerians.  

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