Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari will seek re-election in 2019.
Mustapha made the declaration at the Unity Fountain in Abuja during a rally organised by the Democratic Youth Congress (DYC) led by Kassim Mohammed Kassim to drum support for a second term for the President.
“We don’t have an alternative to President Buhari for now. He will continue,” he said.
“The politics of this nation is no more the politics of money or do-or-die … Anybody who wants to lead this nation must make sacrifices. Buhari has already transformed and changed the image of leadership and that of our leaders in this country both locally and internationally.”
Mustapha, who was represented at the event by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters Gideon Sammani, became the first Presidency’s top official to speak on Buhari’s second-term ambition ahead of the 2019 polls, The Nation writes.
“I will present your entire message to him. I congratulate you for your support for President Buhari to run in 2019.
”I am glad you have named some of the aspirants who are interested in leading this nation. If you give them the ticket they will do nothing with it. They have nothing to offer to this nation. You and I are here because we believe in President Buhari and we know he has the capability to lead this nation. Buhari is a man with several qualities of leadership, God sent; his coming is divine, so that he will rescue this nation from the total collapse due to the destruction that has been done to the economy by the past administration.
”We all know that Buhari is transparent, honest. He has come with the change philosophy. He has lived for these to bring change to this nation. Since his military days, he stood to fight corruption, indiscipline. Many people fear him because he does not compromise corruption. And corrupt people are afraid that they will be brought to book. And those who have already looted the treasury of this nation are followed by the security agencies. By the grace of God Buhari will not relent in this fight”.
As the DYC unveiled its Abuja Secretariat for the rally, Kassim said his group was working in the 36 states and Abuja for the actualisation of the President’s continuity beyond 2019.