The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress has reacted to speculations about Buhari’s presidential ambition, just as support groups swing into action.
President Muhammadu Buhari
Even though some persons and groups have started campaigning for the President, Muhammadu Buhari to run in 2019, the ruling party has stated that Buhari’s Presidential ambition is speculative.
According to the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the Presidential ambition of President Buhari is speculative and the party would not respond to such issue.
Since the return of President Buhari from his medical trip in London, many groups and some persons have started campaigning for him as APC presidential candidate in 2019.
It would be recalled that the New Telegraph had reported that since Buhari came back from his medical trip, some APC chieftains hitherto warming up for Presidential ambition have buried their ambitions.
Such persons were alleged to be former vice President, Atiku Abubakar, former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso, governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kazzim Shettima and Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.
They had already started forming political alliances with some Southern politicians. But speaking on President Buhari’s ambition for 2019, APC spokesperson said the party would not comment on such issue since it was speculative.
Abdullahi maintained that the President had not told anybody that he would be contesting for the 2019 Presidential election. According to him, it is only when the President indicates an interest for the 2019 President ticket of APC, that the party would know if it would support him or not.
Asked if APC would support the Presidential ambition of President Buhari in 2019, Abdullahi said, “that is speculative.
“We can’t be reacting on speculative issues. It is only when the President indicates interest to run for 2019 that the party would speak on whether to support him or not.