Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
2019: Buhari strong enough to run — Presidency

By Ismaila Chafe on 22/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 541

•President Buhari
•President Buhari

Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari is presently in a better state of health than in 2015 to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections.

Adesina disclosed this while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday.

He said that although the President was yet to decide on whether or not to re-contest, his health would never be an issue as he had been improving tremendously since his return from medical vacation.

Buhari left Nigeria last  May 7, for the second round of his medical treatment in London and returned to Abuja on August 19 after a successful medical vacation.

The Presidential aide said: “Yes, health is wealth. The President is not a frivolous person. If he thinks that his health cannot carry anything, he will not do it.

“So, of course, his health will matter a lot. It will be very important, but we need to give glory to God for the way he is now.

“Every day you see the President, you see a glow about him, you see freshness about him. I think he’s even in a better state than when he came in 2015. It’s all to the glory of God.

“So, once he assesses that his health can carry it, there’s nothing wrong if he steps into the fray. But he has the final decision.”

Adesina maintained that the Buhari-led administration would continue to ensure the conduct of acceptable elections in the country as the President had vowed to bequeath free and fair elections in Nigeria.

He cited recently conducted elections across the country where the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) participated but failed to win.

“It was not like that in the past when a certain party was in power. They won all the elections that held in states.

“But you saw Anambra (State). Just this weekend, you saw a senatorial election there. Some months ago in November, you saw the governorship election.

“If APC had wanted to overrun Anambra using federal might, it would have done that and it would win the election.

“Election was held in Bayelsa (State) under this administration, APC didn’t do it. Ondo (State), APC won fair and square. Kogi (State), it won fair and square. Where APC wins, it wins. Where it loses, it loses.

“That’s the attitude of the President. Your party doesn’t have to win by hook or crook,” he added.

On social media reports that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had been appointed as Director-General for President Buhari’s campaign organisation, the Presidential aide described such reports as mere rumour.

He said the President had not decided to run for re-election as the whistle had not been blown for such activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He said: “Well, me I believe that things like Director-General will come when you have become a candidate. If the President steps into the fray now, he’s an aspirant just like any other aspirant.

“Having a Director-General comes when you become a candidate of the party.”

On whether President Buhari will embrace the Nelson Mandela option of four-year single term, Adesina said it was the constitutional right of the President to run or not to run.

“Of course, this is a democracy. People will always have a right to their opinion. You know one thing about democracy is that there is multiplicity of opinion.

“So, those who believe in the Mandela option, it is their right. And it is also the right of the President to run or not to run. So, you don’t abridge the right of anybody under a democracy.

“You cannot start a race until the whistle is blown. So, when he blows the whistle and say ‘yes, this is my ambition,’ then, the race starts.” (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 22/01/2018 04:35:19 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Rivers PDP, Senator Abe trade words over alleged...

Nigerians need 3m cooking gas cylinders annually —...

Don’t distract us with frivolous complaints, Presidency tells...

Midnight fire kills 8 family members in ex-minister’s...

APC’s query to Saraki an afterthought, says Senator...

PenCom emerges Africa's best performing pension establishment

Oba Akiolu threatens to expose Buhari’s enemies

Aregbesola at Kumuyi’s crusade, calls for spiritual intervention...

Echoes of party primaries: Voters reject 49 Senators...

Petty trader wins N5m in Fidelity Bank Savings...

Named & Shamed: List of lawmakers who fought...

Tambuwal charges FRSC on overloading, gives kudos on...

 

Latest News Over 6,000 firefighters battling Southern California blaze 2 billion people live in poverty: Report EPL: United beaten 3-2 as Brighton add to Mourinho’s woes NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Monday How Wike’s Chief Security Officer led Government House security officials to disrupt Rivers bye-election — APC Alarm bells as job and contract scams hit Niger Delta Nigeria’s democracy in danger: Savannah Centre Osun APC Guber: There was a conspiracy against me — Deputy Speaker, Lasun Third Mainland Bridge to be temporarily shut for 4 days – Lagos Govt 2019: Youths demand waiver, 50 per cent discount on nomination forms Man fights for his life in ICU after phone explodes while charging in bed NAF fighter jets bombard bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (378,965 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,348 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,115 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,443 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,434 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,547 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,159 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,307 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,981 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,828 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,119 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,389 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,462) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (640) Global Business Monitor (295) International (2,280) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (135) News (38,145) Opinion (1,063) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,101) Religion (827) Sports (1,653) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement