- Odigie-Oyegun says the leadership of the APC is willing to do what it takes to get President Buhari to contest again in 2019
- He noted that while it entirely depends on President Buhari to decide if he would really contest, the party still sees him as its best candidate
- The national chairman of the ruling party brushed aside reports of the president's ill health, noting that it should not be a problem if Buhari wants to run again
Odigie-Oyegun (left) says President Buhari 9right0 is still APC's best bet at winning in 2019.
John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday, March 27, said the party remains determined to re-present President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate in the 2019 general elections.
Odigie-Oyegun told Daily Independent that despite his recent health challenges, President Buhari remains the party’s best candidate in the next general elections.
He reiterated that the party leadership is ready to plead with President Buhari to contest again in the 2019 election despite his failing health situation.
Oyegun said accepting to run again “will be the greatest sacrifice he will be making for the progress, growth and stability of this country and Nigerians will be the ultimate beneficiary of that decision.”
Odigie-Oyegun however noted that while he and other patriotic Nigerians will persuade the president to run, “the decision on whether to seek re-election or not is ultimately his.”
He added: “The President Buhari I know is not afraid to sacrifice his health for the progress of this country. On my part and other progressive-minded Nigerians who mean well for this country, we will beg him to run again in 2019 because there is still a lot of work to be done.
“Four years, even eight years is not enough to redress the damages that have been done over the years. However, the ultimate decision is his but Nigerians will be the greatest beneficiaries if he accepts the challenge.”
news2.onlinenigeria.com recalls that President Buhari returned to Nigeria on Friday, March 10, 2017 after spending around 50 days in the United Kingdom on vacation and to undergo some medical tests to determine his state of health.
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