Buhari to contest in 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari dropped a major hint in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on his presidential run for a second term in the 2019 elections when he told the Nigerian community in Abidjan that he insisted on the presence of two governors who had accompanied him on his trip to the country at the meeting because it might give him votes in the future.
The two governors, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi, had left Nigeria with the president for Abidjan on Tuesday to participate in the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit.
The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu is also on the trip.
Buhari had while apologising for keeping members of the Nigerian community waiting, explained the delay was caused by his insistence on attending the meeting with the governors, saying if the people saw their governors, it might earn him some votes in the future.
“First, I want to apologise for keeping you waiting. This is because I insisted on the governors attending this meeting.
“This is why I came along with them so that when we are going to meet you, when you are going to meet the other Nigerians, if you tell them that their governors were in the company of the president, I think that will be another vote for me in the future. I’m very pleased that they were able to turn up,” he said.