President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to exercise more patience with him as he is carefully thinking through whether to seek re-election in the forthcoming 2019 elections or not.
CRISPNG recalls that the President’s re-election bid has been generating dusts across the country. Though Buhari has yet to announce his interest in the election, there are thick speculations he would contest for the nation’s number one citizen again in 2019.
But addressing APC governors during a meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday night, Buhari said he is taking his time on the matter.
The Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, made the Presdient’s stance known during a chat with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting held behind closed doors.
According to him, “We discussed so many issues that affect the nation, our party and Mr. President’s ambition to run for the 2019 presidential election,” he said.
“It is the desire of the governors that Mr. President should run for this exalted office given his performance in the last two years. We believe that if he continues, Nigeria will be better for it.
“Anyhow, Mr. President, in his usual manner, has requested that we give him time and that he will address the nation and the caucus of the party very soon.
“So, we should be full of expectations that Mr. President will make officially known to Nigerians his intentions but we hope that his response will be in line with what the governors are thinking.”
This makes it the second time Buhari would be meeting the APC governors in the last one week.
The governors had last Friday met with him in his country home in Daura, Katsina State.