- APC presidential aspirant, Sylvester Ogbonna, urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for second term
- Ogbonna claimed that international communities are interested in Buhari's second term is untrue
Sylvester Ogbonna, a presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for second term to prevent the Peoples Democratic Party from winning the 2019 election.
Ogbonna, who spoke with journalists on Wednesday, August 15, said President Buhari's second term ambition lack support from international communities.
He said: “My campaign has been criss-crossing the globe in the past weeks, consulting with fellow Nigerians as well as influential leaders among our major allies, including Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, China, and Canada among others. I can state unequivocally that the emerging consensus among these nations is that President Buhari’s second term ambition lacks cogency.
"President Muhammadu Buhari should consider our great party and country before self. The worst thing that can happen to Nigeria at this stage of national development is to allow the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to wangle itself back to power.
"Therefore, it is incumbent upon patriots, including Buhari’s henchmen to join to appeal to the president to permanently suspend his campaign, emulate Mandela and retire with dignity. The future of the ruling APC and Nigeria belongs to a younger generation of leaders who possess the competencies to cope with the challenges of the 21st century.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the presidency had lashed out at a Nigerian newspaper, Daily Independent for claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure from foreign nations to drop his presidential ambition for 2019.
In a statement by Femi Adesina on Tuesday, August 14, he said the entire report was false.
He insisted that the president is held in high esteem by foreign nations and that his work is well appreciated.
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