'Buhari is Nigeria's best bet in 2019', Governor says
Although Buhari is yet to publicly declare he would seek re-election, there are strong indications that he would run.
He called on Nigerians to support the President for another term in office.
Okorocha made the statement in Owerri on Tuesday, November 21, while addressing leaders of the 'Democratic Youths Congress for Buhari 2019', who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House.
He added that all the Governors in the country, except two, are in support of a second term for Buhari.
Okorocha said, "President Buhari is the best for the country at the moment and that there could not have been a better option now.
"I am a believer of Buhari and I made it clear years ago that if President Buhari is running for president, I will not run.
"Now God has chosen him to be the president of Nigeria and some of us are witnesses that Buhari was and is still the best for Nigeria at this material time".
The Governor also praised Buhari for Nigeria's 'quick exit' from economic recession, adding that it was a testament to Buhari's tenacity.
"Supporting Buhari for a second tenure will bring about the new Nigeria we are talking about. This will put Nigeria first and the unity we are looking for will be guaranteed under this administration", the Governor stated.
"Our nation is going through a challenging moment and we will require a man of his calibre to see us through this period.
"People should not use the Anambra election result to judge the support for Buhari as it does not reflect the support.
"Even the government and people of Anambra support President Buhari, what happened was that an internal disagreement among the leaders in APC in Anambra cost us the election."
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Earlier, the National Chairman of the group, Mr Kassim Kassim, said the group came to appeal to Okorocha to shelve his ambition of running for the office of the president of the country.
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