2019: I need more time to decide – Muhammadu Buhari tells APC governors
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has told the governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to give him more time to consult whether to seek re-election in 2019.
This was the decision reached Thursday night during a meeting with the governors in the Presidential Villa.
The governors headed by the Imo State executive governor, Rochas Okorocha had asked Buhari to opt for a second term but the President requested for more time for consultation.
After the meeting which was held behind closed doors, Rochas told State House correspondents that the governors praised Buhari for his effort and achievement, and also asked him to continue his good work by seeking a second term.
According to him, Buhari needs the second term to finish his fight against corruption, tackle insecurity and boost the economy.
This development comes barely a week after the governors paid a courtesy visit to the president in his hometown Daura, Katsina State.
In Daura, Okorocha told Buhari that his decision to appoint a former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved members of the party was a welcome development.
He, however, told newsmen that the primary purpose of the visit was to commensurate with Buhari over the loss of two of his family members.
President Muhammadu Buhari has yet to announce his intention for the second term, however, many of his party members including the APC governors want him to seek re-election.