The number of governors rooting for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 general election increased on Saturday with Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, saying only ill- health will stop the President from seeking re-election in two years time.
The governor stated this in Abeokuta shortly after attending a book launch put together to mark the one year anniversary of the death of renowned educationist, Chief Lamidi Sofenwa.
The book titled: “Lamidi Ayinla Sofenwa: Quintessential Gentleman and Educationist: A Biography” was written by Olasumbo Martins; ‘Dele Sogbesan and ‘Biodun Odetoyin.
It was reviewed by Dr. Taofiq Salisu.
Amosun said considering the huge debt the country was plunged into before Buhari’s administration came on board, Nigerians should know that a lot work has been done to put Nigeria back on track.
He said: “If President Buhari and his administration had not come in time with rescue mission, only God knows where Nigeria would have been today.
“On this 2019 for me, the only thing that can probably prevent Mr. President from contesting is ill -health because if not for this administration of President Muhammadu Buhari only God knows where Nigeria would have been today.
“As humans, we quickly forget things. If we could be fair to this administration, they came in at a time the country was plunged into a very deep end and imagine where the country is today. We were in recession and now we are out of it and it not easy to get to this point.
“Again, I am saying it, the only thing that can stop Mr. President is ill- health. But as we can see today, Mr. President is back, rejuvenating and very soon, it would be clear for everybody to see that Mr. President is so well now.
“Meanwhile, nobody will take the fact that from the three cardinal points he set for himself, this administration has been doing tremendously well in the area of security. We all know that nothing good can happen in any country without adequate security.
“Yes, some people are saying Boko haram has not yet been conquered but if you look at America and put into consideration how many years it took them to win the war against Osama Bin Laden among others you will know that this administration should be applauded as far as security is concerned.
“The same thing in our economy. Just look at our agriculture for instance, it has never been this good. At least I am a governor and this is my seventh year. This is the first time that Nigeria is truly diversifying.”
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