President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night asked governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for more time to take a decision on the 2019 election.
According to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, Buhari made the demand during a meeting with governors at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday night.
The president spent over two hours with the governors at the First Lady Conference Room in the villa.
“We discussed so many issues that affect the nation, our party and Mr President’s ambition to run for 2019 elections,” Okorocha said.
“It is the desire of the governors that Mr President should run for this exalted office given his performance in the last two years. We believe that if he continues Nigeria will be better for it.
“But Mr. President, in his usual manner, has requested that we give him time. He said he will address the nation and the caucus of the party very soon. So, we should be full of expectations that Mr President will make officially known to Nigerians his intention but we hope that his response will be in line with what the governors are thinking.”