Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello boats that 24 APC governors are all behind Buhari's re-election

KOGI State governor Yahaya Bello has boasted that 24 of his colleagues in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are fully behind President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 re-election bid.


Over the weekend, President Buhari held to important meetings at his Daura country home to discuss next year's presidential elections and his role. One meeting involved all of the APC state governors, while the other was attended by party leaders like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande and party chairman Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.


Arriving back in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital to attend a rally in which APC members who returned to the party, Governor Bello said the governors are mounting pressure on President Buhari to seek re-election in 2019. Governor Bello actually lives in Abuja but runs Kogi State in absentia, explained that all the 24 APC governors were ready to support President Buhari's re-election.


Governor Bello said: “President Buhari must contest second term because all the 24 APC governors are ready to support his re-election. All  the PDP members that mattered in the state have all decamped to the APC because they have seen the light and realised that the APC has a better programme for the people of the state and Nigeria in general”


Chief Odigie-Oyegun said the president had liberated the country from an impending economic doom. He added that President Buhari had succeeded in repositioning the economy from its dependency on oil and focused on other sources of revenue such as agriculture.


“Nigeria, under President Buhari no longer depends on oil to survive. Today, Nigeria, under Buhari, has taken the lead in the agricultural production and the nation is operating on a stable economic progression,” Chief Odigie-Oyegun said.


Yesterday, Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the federal government also declared that President Buhari would seek re-election in 2019. Mr Mustapha said President Buhari is about the only option Nigerians have to salvage the rot in the country.