The Peoples Democratic Party and the Arewa Consultative Forum have described the counsel by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari should not run for second term in 2019 as courageous, timeous and patriotic.
It added that the advice had vindicated its position on President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress.
The party however rejected the call by Obasanjo for the emergence of a third force, saying that such would amount to repeating the same alleged blunder it claimed brought Buhari into power.
On its part, The Arewa Consultative Forum said the statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest the 2019 election, was Obasanjo’s democratic rights.
However, the ACF, through the National Publicity Secretary, Muhammadu Biu, said it was President Buhari’s prerogative and that of his party to decide whether to re-contest or not.