Speaking to state house correspondents after the Council of State meeting in Abuja last week, Chairman of the APC Governors forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, disclosed that President Buhari will be addressing the nation on his second term ambition.
He further told the newsmen that they hope his response will be in line with what the governors are thinking, as they believe Nigeria will be better if he continues.
We discussed so many issues that affect the nation, our party and Mr President’s ambition to run for 2019 elections. 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. We believe that if he continues Nigeria will be better for it.’’ he said
This is coming after the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, declared that a second-term for President Muhammadu Buhari was non-negotiable.
Akerdolu gave the ringing endorsement at a rally in Akure as part of activities to mark the first anniversary of his administration in the state, Punch reported.
“Here in Ondo State, we are supporting Buhari for a second term, and nothing can change that. We are with Buhari and Oyegun. I have to commend members of the state House of Assembly for tolerating me,” Akeredolu said.
“I also thank Ade Adetimehin, who is the only chairman of the APC in Ondo State. Any other one is a counterfeit. Anybody who wants to fight should fight. This is not a hidden support; we are declaring it openly.
“I am one of the governors that will give everything it takes for him (Buhari) to secure a second term in 2019. I am open and frontal about my support for his second term.”