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Buhari is Healthy to Contest in 2019.



The Presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is in a better state of health to seek re-election in 2019 than he was in 2015. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, who spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja at the weekend, said Buhari is, however, yet to decide on whether to present himself for re-election. Various political groups, including state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have been mounting pressure on the President to declare his interest. 

The governors, last week Thursday, met with Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja where they endorsed him for a second term. According to Adesina, as it is presently, the health of the President will never be an issue in 2019. He said since the President returned from a medical trip to the United Kingdom, his health has been improving tremendously. Buhari left Nigeria on May 7 for the second round of his medical treatment in London, and returned to Abuja on August 19, 2017 after a medical vacation. Speaking on the president’s health, Adesina said: “Yes, health is wealth.

The President is not a frivolous person. If he thinks that his health cannot carry anything, he will not do it. “So, of course, his health will matter a lot. It will be very important, but we need to give glory to God for the way he is now. “Every day you see the President, you see a glow about him, you see freshness about him. I think he’s even in a better state than when he came in 2015. It’s all to the glory of God.

“So, once he assesses that his health can carry it, there’s nothing wrong if he steps into the fray. But he has the final decision.” The presidential spokesman noted that the Buhariled administration would continue to ensure the conduct of acceptable elections in the country. He said it was the desire of the President to bequeath free and fair elections in Nigeria. While citing the recently conducted elections across the country where the ruling party, the APC, participated but failed to win, Adesina said: “It was not like that in the past when a certain party was in power. “They won all the elections that held in states. But you saw Anambra. Just this weekend, you saw a senatorial election there.

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