Buhari Seeks More Time To Decide On Re-election

File picture of a past meeting the president had with the governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he needs more time to decide whether he will seek a second term in office, one year to the next general election.

Buhari, it was gathered, made this known during a meeting with state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Chairman of APC Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha, led the governors on the visit on Thursday.

He said the governors unanimously restated their call on Buhari to seek a second term in 2019.

“We discussed so many issues that affect the nation, our party and Mr President’s ambition to run for 2019 elections,” the Imo sgtate governor said.

“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.”

The meeting was held behind closed doors in the First Lady’s Conference Hall inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

It was 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.

The Nigerian leader had earlier on Thursday presided over the National Council of State meeting which had in attendance former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd).

Others in attendance were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Chief Justices of the Federation, the 36 state governors and the leadership of the National Assembly.

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