Contrary to the words of the Minister of women affairs, Aisha Alhassan quoting President Muhammadu Buhari words of promising not to contest the 2019 elections.
The comment has caused shock across the APC party thereby attracting criticism. As a sort of backing Buhari for 2019 elections, a chieftain of the Party has said the president said nothing of such.
Ayo Oyalowo, A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Oyo State has said President Muhammadu Buhari never told anybody he would not run for a second term in office.
Appearing on Channels Television‘s Sunday Politics hosted by Seun Okinbaloye, Oyelayo has called out anyone with a contrary opinion to bring out the facts.
“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 the 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.
The APC Chief who is also Deputy Director of Media at the Buhari Campaign Organisation, believe President Buhari should be voted in as President yet again in 2019 if he decides to run adding that Nigerians should count themselves lucky to have President Muhammadu Buhari as their leader.
“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.
“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.