2019 Election: "Buhari never said he will not run for 2nd term" - APC Chieftain
Updated Monday 11 September 2017 11:5
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Oyo State, Ayo Oyalowo, has said President Muhammadu Buhari never told anybody he would not run for a second term in office.
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Oyalowo, who further challenged anybody with a contrary opinion to bring out the facts, said this when he appeared on Channels Television‘s Sunday Politics hosted by Seun Okinbaloye.
According to the APC chieftain, who is also Deputy Director of Media at the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Nigerians should count themselves lucky to have President Muhammadu Buhari as their leader.
“Let me make it categorically clear, at least to the extent to which I know, President Buhari never told anybody he’s going to do only one term.”
“He never discussed that with anybody and if anybody has any contrary opinion, let them bring it out and bring the fact.
“People are just being mischievous; there was no reason for the president to tell us what will happen in 2019.
“He contested in 2015, he won an election, and he’s still running his mandate. If he wants to run again, by the time INEC lifts the bar on election, he will make his mind known. Why are people trying to be mischievous so that they can put the man in a tight corner?” he questioned.
Oyalowo, however, maintained that President Buhari should be voted into office for a second term if he desires to run in 2019, adding “He (Buhari) is a man who Nigerians should be grateful to God that he is a Nigerian.
“Yes, I am a Buharist, very proud one for that matter. I think he (Buhari) is a good person, I think he’s honest, I think Nigeria is blessed and lucky to have him as president,” he said.
“From 2011 I have been with the man, I supported him in 2011. I’m very happy that he finally got it in 2015 and if God wills and he wants to do it again, I will gladly support him.
“APC should be given a chance to continue with the nation’s governance, saying the party cannot afford to abort the efforts it has made in fixing the country.
“We have cleared a lot of the mess that we met on ground, a lot of work still needs to be done. We cannot allow the darkness of the past to come and overshadow the light that we’ve started to bring into the country,” he said.
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