President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday continued to dillydally over his second term ambition when he asked state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to give him more time to decide whether or not he would seek re-election in 2019.
The Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said this to State House correspondents on Thursday at the end of their meeting with Buhari at As Rock.
Okorocha said the president told the governors that he would soon address the nation and the caucus of the party on the matter.
The governor said, “We discussed so many issues that affect the nation, our party and Mr. President’s ambition to run for the 2019 presidential election.
“It is the desire of the governors that Mr. President should run for this exalted office given his performance in the last two years. We believe that if he continues, Nigeria will be better for it.
“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 but we hope that his response will be in line with what the governors are thinking.”
This was the second time Buhari would be meeting the APC governors within one week over 2019. The governors had last Friday met with him in his country home in Daura, Katsina State.