By Ogbolu George
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said he hopes President Muhammadu Buhari’s health improves so he can run for a second term during the 2019 general elections.
He revealed this while speaking with newsmen in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The governor said some politicians think Buhari’s health would not allow him run for a second tenure, noting that the belief has led to confusion in the country as politicians are now jostling for the president job ahead of 2019.
”Because of the feeling that the president may not run for a second term, people are already gearing up. Some politicians want President Buhari’s job because of his ill health.
”All of us are getting distracted by the coterie of ambitious presidential aspirants that are trying to kick-start the political process ahead of the normal timeline.
”Many of us that campaigned vigorously for him in 2015 are hoping that his health will improve and stabilise and that he will run again in 2019,” he said.
El-Rufai said the country needs the policy continuity and the stability in the political environment for it to make progress.