From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Ahead of 2019 general elections in Nigeria,Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari must have his fare share of governance by taking a second term in office.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state disclosed this over the weekend in Lokoja, the state capital, at a rally organised by the state Chapter of the All Progressives Congress to receive defectors into its fold.
The governor, at the event, which was also attended by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said Buhari must contest in 2019.
He explained that all the 24 APC governors were ready to support his reelection.No fewer than 24 All Progressives Congress(APC) governors are mounting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election, he discloses
He maintained that APC remained the only viable and strongest party in Kogi State, saying the development made members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to defect to the party.
He said, “Presdent Buhari must contest second term because all the 24 APC governors are ready to support his reelection
“All the PDP members that mattered in the state have all defectedd to the APC because they have seen the light and realised that APC has better programme for the people of the state and Nigeria in general”
Odigie-Oyegun, at the rally, said the President had liberated the country from an impending economic doom.
He added that Buhari had succeeded in repositioning the economy from dependency on oil and focusing on other sources of revenue such as agriculture.
He said, “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.”