- Senator Sani Yerima has revealed his plans for the 2019 polls
- He said he would contest if President Buhari does not contest and if he is endorsed by Nigerians
- The senator said he would support Buhari if he decides to re-contest
Former governor of Zamfara state and senator representing Zamfara West senatorial district, Sani Yerima, has revealed that he would contest the 2019 presidential election on two conditions; if President Muhammadu Buhari declines to seek re-election and if Nigerians endorse him.
Yerima made the comment during an interactive session with journalists on Sunday, November 5.
He reinstated his commitment to support President Buhari if he decides to contest the 2019 presidential election.
NAIJ.com gathered that it was Senator Yerima who seconded the motion by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the president to run for the 2019 election in its recent meeting.
Yerima averred that nobody will condemn him if he decides to contest for the presidential seat, because he has got the right endorsement he need to contest for the position.
He noted that he is in politics to serve the interest of the masses and not for sheer glory.
Speaking on the outcome of the NEC meeting of the party, he said: “Yes I seconded the motion: I will support the President if he decides to run in 2019.
“I will not contest against him, but if he does not contest and I will decide to come out, nobody will condemn me. That’s my personal decision."
Meanwhile, a youth group named Ohandigbo Youths Organisation (OYO) has revealed its plans to embark on a nationwide rally to convince President Buhari to seek re-election ahead of the 2019 polls.
A statement signed in Abuja on Wednesday, October 25, by the convener of the group, Chief Nduka Anyanwu, said the group believes that President Buhari still holds the answers to some of the challenges confronting the nation.
Chief Nduka, who described himself as a "buharist", said convincing the president to contest is the first bold step the APC party must take.
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