- Aminu Shagari (Sokoto-APC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari's declaration of his intention for 2019 election is a good development for the party
- Shagari said that going by the president's achievement so far, he means well for Nigerians
- However, he said that Nigerians need a leader with a clear cut vision for the country
A House of Representatives member, Aminu Shagari (Sokoto-APC), said President Muhammadu Buhari’s intention to seek re-election in 2019 was a good development for the All Progressives Congress party (APC).
Shagari told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, April 9, that since no one had come out openly in the party to announce interest for the presidency, it was good that Buhari declared his intention.
He said that a second term for the president was good “because he means well for Nigerians’’.
Shagari said: “It is a good thing for the president to say he is running in 2019.This is because if you look at it, in the APC, no one has come out openly to say he is going to contest against him.
“So, for him to come out now is a good thing for the party. On his achievements, the president is a truthful person and means well for Nigerians which is one of the important things any leadership can have.
“Once people can trust you, the economy or wealth of the nation can be safe and that confidence is what matters.’’
On areas Nigeria needed improvement, Shagari said that there was “no clear cut vision on where we are heading to and that is where he should get experts to help."
He further said: “The president should get experts that will sit down and chat the way forward for the nation and that is the most important thing he should do when he comes back in 2019.
“One of the things people are complaining about is the cabal surrounding him, I will advise him to allow some intelligentsia to come close to him and tell him what is going on."
On corruption, the lawmaker said that the president was doing well as he had good intentions to end the vice for a better country.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Edet Bassey, Akwa Ibom publicity secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), said that President Buhari’s declaration of intention for 2019 was the best thing that has happened to the country in recent times.
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