Buhari intent in 2019- Chief Bisi Akande
The former acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday, said President Muhammadu Buhari had yet to inform the South-West leaders of the party that he would be seeking re-election in 2019.
A National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, was said to be unavoidably absent as he had earlier made plans to be at the meeting. When asked if the party would pick Buhari as its presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Akande said the party would take a decision at the appropriate time.
He added, “He has not told us that he is contesting again. Anybody in our party is free to become the President of Nigeria. As soon as they indicate interest, we will set a process through which a candidate is elected.
“If he (Buhari) is lucky to have the ticket, we will present him as our candidate.”
He said what the South-West leaders of the party were advocating was devolution of powers from the centre to the states and local governments.
Akande, a former Osun State governor, stated, “The APC leaders from the South-West, together with our congress we both held hands for a better community