Former Governor of Rivers State, Sir Celestine Omehia, has taken a swipe at General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying their continued aspiration is blocking the interest of other Nigerians.

While Buhari, a former head of state and national leader of the All Progres­sives Congress (APC) is yet to openly declare his presi­dential ambition for the 2015 election, Atiku declared his ambition yesterday on the platform of the APC.

Omehia, who spoke to journalists in Abuja, how­ever, noted that both Buhari and Atiku have the constitu­tional right to aspire for any office in the land.

He added that the duo have consistently contested for the office of the Presi­dent, saying their aspiration was blocking the interest of the public.

Omehia urged Buhari and Atiku to believe in destiny, even as he called on them to sponsor younger candidates for the position, rather than having a perpetual aspira­tion.

“Every human being who is of age has the right to as­pire for any position in as much as you have met the constitutional requirement. “They have consistently contested for the position and their continued aspira­tion is blocking the interest of the public.

“Why can’t they believe that there is destiny and that it is not their destiny to be president? They should just give it up and God has a way of doing it for them.

“But besides that, there are other competent people they can also sponsor and support.

“They can’t say every person in their community is a dullard and they are the only wise men. My position is that since they have been trying it and it is not work­ing out, they should see it as providence,” Omehia said

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