Buhari must run in 2019 - Orji Kalu

An Ex-Governor of Abia state, Orji Kalu has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will force President Buhari to stand for re-election in 2019.

The former Governor said this while speaking on a Channels TV Program – Sunday Politics.
According to Kalu, other President before Buhari stood for re-election, adding that it is the President’s entitlement to run in 2019.
He said “President Buhari will run for re-election, not a must but he is going to run. He has to run (and if he says he is not running), we will force him to run.
“Whether he declares or not, it is immaterial. All I know is that APC will have a lot of candidates in 2019 and President Buhari will be running for re-election.
“He has to run; he is the President of Nigeria and he is healthy, what will stop him not to run? He is a capable man, so he will be running with the other candidates who want to run in the APC.”
Kalu also debunked reports that the APC is planning to impose the President on intending presidential aspirants.
The former Governor said “Even President Buhari himself will reject an automatic ticket, he’s a Democrat to the heart. He will like to see his popularity being tested.
“He’s not afraid of any candidate coming to run, he is willing to challenge any candidate to challenge him in the primaries. I believe he is still the presidential candidate who has 10 million people behind him and he is not threatened.
“So if you conduct the election tomorrow, 10 million voters will follow him unasked for and he will make a good show in all parts of the South East.”
You will recall that the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, had earlier said there will be no automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu said it in reaction to the Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha’s comment saying that Buhari is the only eligible presidential candidate in APC.