Alhaji Adebayo Shittu who is the minister of communications has said that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to contest in the 2019 presidential elections due to his performance.
The Punch reports that the communications minister said although the president has not made up his mind, his supporters are already urging him to do so.
The minister spoke on Wednesday, January 3 after his meeting with the president in Abuja.
Shittu said Nigerians deserve to continue to enjoy the stability brought by the Buhari administration and thus his supporters will prevail on him to seek re-election.
He said: “It goes without saying. I mean if you have a child who goes to primary school and he does well; he proceeds to secondary school and he does well, and you keep asking if he will be going to university. It goes with out saying.
“By the grace of God, we his (Buhari’s) ardent supporters who appreciate his worth on behalf of millions of Nigerians would urge him to re-contest.
“I know he has not made up his mind but I can say that some of us can assist him in making up his mind so that Nigeria can continue to enjoy stability and progress in our land.”
Shittu said he took the opportunity of his meeting with the president to inform that he has appointed a national chairman of the Board of Trustees of Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group.
According to The Cable, the minister also said campaign has started for the re-election of the president in the southwest.
He said: “Every day since he (Buhari) came into office, all his activities are geared towards letting Nigerians know that they have a saviour, a rescuer, somebody who is committed to providing relief for Nigerians in all respect.
“In the area of fighting corruption, insurgency whether in the north-east or the Niger Delta; in the area of repairing the economy and providing jobs and providing social stability in the society.
“You will agree with me that today but for Buhari, Boko Haram would have invaded even Lagos.”
Meanwhile, HitNg report that All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, January 3, described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as “a dead party, not capable of capturing Lagos in 2019.”