Muhammadu Buhari is waiting for the people of Nigeria to decide whether he should seek re-election in 2019, according to Kogi State government.
The statement was made as governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, mounted pressure on Muhammadu Buhari to stand in 2019 at a meeting with the President on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
Governors also expressed support for John Oyegun, the party’s national chairman. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the closed-door meeting with the President, Bello said the governors urged the President to stand for re-election in 2019.
“The President is still consulting and he wants more Nigerians to speak before he can make up his mind. But I am very comfortable that Nigerians will speak loud.”
“We want him to contest because of the revival of the economy, job creation and making sure that average Nigerians are comfortable. Based on these performances, we are urging the President to please run in 2019. There is nothing more to that,” Bello added.
The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, told newsmen after a closed door meeting with President Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, that their mission was merely to condole with the President over the loss of two members of his extended family. He dismissed media reports that their mission to Daura was aimed at convincing the President to seek re-election in the 2019 presidential election.
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