- Campaigners for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term have met to “rejuvenate” the president's campaign structure in the South-west
- The campaigner who met in Abeokuta under the banner of Buhari Campaign Organisation came from the six geopolitical zones
- Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina claims he is not aware about the development
On Friday, June 9, canvassers for a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari formally opened shop with a vow that the president is the best person to take the country beyond 2019, Vanguard reports.
Campaigners for President Buhari’s second term, who met in Abeokuta under the banner of Buhari Campaign Organisation came from the six geopolitical zones to “rejuvenate” the president's campaign structure in the South-west.
NAIJ.com gathered that the move by the campaigners came as it emerged that other potential presidential aspirants waiting have successfully infiltrated the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) with party leaders pledging loyalty to different potential aspirants.
However presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina said he is not aware about the development.
The chairman of BCO’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Alhaji Kabiru Dutsin-Ma, speaking with newsmen after the meeting, said their move was to ensure that the legacies of the president endured.
Danladi Pasali, the national coordinator of BCO also highlighted some of the achievements of President Buhari in the economy, infrastructure, and war against corruption among others.
Members of the BCO Board of Trustees present at the meeting included Hassan Isiyaka (Sarki Kudu), Amb. (Dr). Abdullahi Bawa Wase and Alhaji Salisu Garba (Sarki Fulani Sagamu).
Among those who were present at the meeting include acting national secretary of BCO Deaconess Rita Solari Inko-Tariah, deputy national co-ordinator of BCO Chief Daniel Omofezi, Ekiti state BCO coordinator, Chief Otetola Tunde and some Abeokuta traditional rulers.
It is gathered that in some circles that Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai is seen as a possible threat to whatever presidential aspiration that may arise from the alliance of Wamakko, Kwankwanso and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state.
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, governors elected on the platform of the ruling APC are reportedly making moves to take over the leadership for fear that President Muhammadu Buhari might be too frail for their re-election campaigns.
The governors claim they cannot depend on President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election or to position loyal successors in the 2019 round of elections.
The governors under the aegis of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) are said to have commenced a monthly meeting of themselves and the National Working Committee (NWC) during which party policies and programmes are rehearsed.
In a recent encounter with NAIJ.com, Timi Frank spoke on the chances of the APC in 2019, below is a video of Frank's take on the issue.