By Ismaila Chafe
Presidential adviser on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja mentioned President Muhammadu Buhari has not selected whether or not to contest within the 2019 election.
Adesina mentioned this whereas talking with State House correspondents including that the president is presently in a greater state of well being than in 2015, to hunt re-election .
He added that president Buhari’s well being would by no means be a difficulty as he had been bettering tremendously since his return from medical trip.
Buhari left Nigeria on May 7, for the second spherical of his medical remedy in London, and returned to Abuja on Aug. 19, 2017 after a profitable medical trip.
The presidential aide mentioned: “Yes, well being is wealth. The president isn’t a frivolous particular person. If he thinks that his well being can’t carry something, he is not going to do it.
“So, in fact, his well being will matter so much. It shall be essential however we have to give glory to God for the way in which he’s now.
“Every day you see the president, you see a glow about him, you see freshness about him. I feel he’s even in a greater state than when he got here in 2015. It’s all to the glory of God.
“So, as soon as he assesses that his well being can carry it, there’s nothing unsuitable if he steps into the fray. But he has the ultimate determination.’’
Adesina maintained that the Buhari-led administration would proceed to make sure the conduct of acceptable elections within the nation because the president had vowed to bequeath free and honest elections in Nigeria.
He cited lately performed elections throughout the nation the place the ruling social gathering, All Progressives Congress (APC) participated however did not win.
“It was not like that previously when a sure social gathering was in energy. They received all of the elections that held in states.
“But you noticed Anambra. Just this weekend, you noticed a senatorial election there. Some months in the past in November, you noticed the governorship election.
“If APC had wished to overrun Anambra utilizing federal would possibly, it could have accomplished that and it could win the election.
“Election was held in Bayelsa below this administration, APC didn’t win it. Ondo, APC received honest and sq.. Kogi, it received honest and sq.. Where APC wins, it wins. Where it loses, it loses.
“That’s the perspective of the president. Your social gathering doesn’t need to win by hook or criminal,’’ he added.
On social media report that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had been appointed as Director-General for President Buhari’s marketing campaign organisation, the presidential aide described such report as mere hearsay.
He mentioned the president has not determined to run for re-election because the whistle had not been blown for such actions by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He mentioned: “properly, me I consider that issues like Director-General will come when you have got grow to be a candidate. If the president steps into the fray now, he’s an aspirant similar to another aspirant.
“Having a Director-General comes once you grow to be a candidate of the social gathering.’’
On whether or not Buhari will embrace the Nelson Mandela choice of four-year single time period, Adesina mentioned it was the constitutional proper of the President to run or to not run.
“Of course, it is a democracy. People will at all times have a proper to their opinion. You know one factor about democracy is that there’s multiplicity of opinion.
“So, those that consider within the Mandela choice, it’s their proper. And it is usually the best of the president to run or to not run. So, you don’t abridge the best of anyone below a democracy.
“You can’t begin a race till the whistle is blown. So, when he blows the whistle and say ‘yes, this is my ambition,’ then, the race begins.’’