Meanwhile, President Buhari yesterday in Abidjan made veiled reference to the fact that he might contest the 2019 presidential election.
He gave the hint jokingly while interacting with the Nigerian community in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire.
The president who is in Abidjan for the 5th EU-AU Summit, while apologizing for keeping those that came for the interactive session waiting, explained jocularly that he insisted on having Governors Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State and Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State president so that Nigerians in Côte d’Ivoire from the two states will be happy that he was accompanied by their governors and that might end him votes from Nigerians in future.
“First I want to apologise for keeping you for too long seating. This is because I insisted on the governors attending this meeting. This is why I came along with them so that when we are going to meet you, when you are going to meet the rest of Nigerians, if you tell them that their governors were in the accompany of the president, I think that will be another vote for me the future. I’m very pleased that they were able to turn up”, Buhari told Nigerians in that country who laughed and chaired him heartily.