2019: Only Buhari can say if he’ll run for second term – Group

The National Chairman of Patriotic Movement of Nigeria (PMN), Bello Abdulkadir, has said only President Muhammadu Buhari will determine if he will run for a second term in office.

Abdulkadir said although Buhari has some health challenges, he will be the only one to decide whether the North will have to look for a replacement for him or not.

According to him, the Peoples’ Democratic Party decided to zone its 2019 Presidential slot to the North because it does not want to repeat the mistakes of 2015.

Abdulkadir told a newspaper in Abuja: “As for the APC, we already have a seating president. Even though he has some health challenge, he will be the only one to decide whether to contest or not, whether the North will have to look for a replacement for him or not.

“As it is now, nobody can say that the incumbent president will contest or not until when the time comes.

“The contest is between Northerners because the incumbent President who is eligible to run for a second term is from the North.

“Assuming he decides not to contest, remember we have a constitution that will guide Nigerians.

“PDP, because of the previous experience it had, now zones its own presidential ticket to the North.

“But for me to tell you that this is the person the North is going to present, I will be telling you lies because there are a lot of interests involved.  It is until somebody tells you that he wants to contest, that is when Nigerians will know. You cannot just go to someone and drag him into the race.

“That person must show interest before people will back you.

“I think one Nigeria is what we should all yearn for. In whatever we do, the unity of Nigeria should be paramount because without Nigeria, you can’t get the office you are aspiring for.”

 

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