Re-election: Give Me Time To Decide, Buhari Tells APC Governors


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has implore governors of the All Progressive Congress to allow him more time to decide whether he will seek re-election in 2019 or not.

Emerging from a meeting on Thursday night with the President and addressing State House Correspondents, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, noted that the governors all praised the President for his efforts and achievements so far calling on the President to go for a second term, but he opted to carry out more consultations before deciding.

For them, a second term will allow the President who swept to power promising to fight corruption, tackle insecurity and boost the nation’s economy.

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Thursday’s meeting comes six days after the governors visited the President in his hometown Daura, Katsina State.

Although the President has yet to declare his intention concerning the 2019 elections, he recently appointed former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved members of the APC.

Several members of the party have hailed the move, saying it would help the party prepare for the general elections.

During the visit to Daura, Governor Okorocha told journalists that Tinubu’s appointment was a welcome development.

He, however, said the purpose of that visit was to commiserate with the President over the loss of two of his family members.

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