Advocates in All Progressive Congress, APC, said re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term is the assured way to avoiding crisis within the party and ensuring geopolitical stability in the polity.
The advocates also agitated for the second term in office of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as National Chairman of the party as a way to maintain peace within the party.
They said that failure to return Buhari to power in 2019 could open the door for another Northerner and delay the return of Presidency to the South in 2023.
The danger is however said to be compounded by the prospects of other party leaders, including Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, preparing to mount the throne in the event Buhari does not contest.
The campaigners stressed that Buhari’s failure to contest or win re-election could open a crisis that is best avoided.
One of the supporters pushing for Buhari in a chat stated that“If Buhari does not run, you know what will happen? Another person from the North could run and ask for two terms meaning that the presidency would not return to the South until sometime after 2027,” the governor, who has already indicated his support for the president’s second term, disclosed. “That will lead to another round of instability the country does not require at this time,” he traced the impending problems to certain officials around the president and maintained that the president had very good intentions for the country.
He particularly blamed the delay in appointment of APC members into boards and the geopolitical distortion in appointments to the lack of capacity with the aides, saying the president is finally getting a grip with the ineffectiveness of some of his key assistants.