2019: Communications minister says Buhari will seek second term/ Shittu

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu says President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to make up his mind on running for the next presidential election, but stressed that the President must seek re-election for having done well in office thus far.

He made this known to State House correspondents on Wednesday shortly after a meeting he had with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where the minister informed the President of his appointment as the national chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group.

Shittu maintained that those of them who he described as the ardent supporters of the President would prevail on him to present self for re-election in 2019.

He said they would help Buhari to make up his mind so that Nigeria can continue enjoying the stability and progress brought about by his leadership.

When categorically asked whether the President will contest, the minister said, “It goes without saying. I mean if you have a child who goes to primary school and he does well; he proceeds to secondary school and he does well, and you keep asking if he will be going to university. It goes with out saying.

“By the grace of God, we his (Buhari’s) ardent supporters who appreciate his worth on behalf of millions of Nigerians would urge him to re-contest.

“I know he has not made up his mind but I can say that some of us can assist him in making up his mind so that Nigeria can continue to enjoy stability and progress in our land.”


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