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2019: Kogi governor reveals why APC governors are mounting pressure on Buhari to seek re-election


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has disclosed that governors serving on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are insisting that President Muhammadu Buhari should seek re-election in 2019 due to his performance.

He stated this while addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Bello said, “‎There are three things. One, he has done excellently well, secondly on fighting corruption.

“Even we among the governors are competing among ourselves to ensure that the little resources available, we utilize for the people, so corruption is reduced to the barest minimum.

“Next is the revival of the economy, job creation and making sure that average Nigerians are comfortable. Based on these performance, we are urging Mr. President to please run and fly in 2019. So, there is nothing more to that.

“And if you look at it critically, the governors themselves who naturally have immunity, we are very careful because you know that Mr. President is incorruptible, if you do, you are going to face the consequences. So, we are careful about that.

“You see among ourselves, we are competing among the states to see who does more unlike the previous regime. So we want Mr. President to continue to lead the way so that we can follow and Nigerians will have the dividends of democracy.”

Recall that Buhari, who had met with the governors on Thursday night, had asked to be given more time to allow him decide on whether or not to seek a second term. 


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