President Buhari has fueled speculations that he might run for office again in 2019 presidential election.
Buhari dropped the hint while speaking the with the Nigerian community in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday.
When President Buhari arrived at the meeting venue, he apologized for keeping those that came for the interactive session waiting, Mr president said he insisted on Governors Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom State) and Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi State) being present, so that Nigerians in Côte d’Ivoire from the two states would be happy that he was accompanied by their governors and that might earn him votes in future.
The president who didn’t categorically state that he would run in 2019, was quoted as saying “First, I want to apologise for keeping you for too long, sitting; 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 rest of 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 future. I’m very pleased that they were able to turn up.”
The hall immediately erupted in laughter and clapping.
President Muhammadu Buhari is in Abidjan for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit.