The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will make his decision on the 2019 elections public at the appropriate time.
He spoke in Benin on Thursday, on the heels of a comment credited to Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, who said President Buhari may not seek re-election.
The minister had endorsed former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, for 2019 presidency.
Oyegun said the president was still focused on his administration and that if he plans to seek re-election, he would make it public.
He said one of the greatest achievements of the Buhari-led administration was bringing Nigeria out of recession as recently confirmed by the National Bureau of Statistics and that more progress would be made before the 2019 presidential election.
He said: “The decision, whether our President will run for a second term, is a decision only President Buhari can make, and he will make it at the proper time. For now, he still has nearly two years of painful, strenuous reconstruction of the Nigerian economy and all the other promises he made both in anti-corruption and on security is still serious work in progress.
“At the proper time, he will decide, and at the proper time, the APC will decide and the public will know.”