A former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of interest to contest the 2019 residential election was “no news” to Nigerians.
He said that, indeed, as far as the Peoples Democratic Party was concerned, expectations have always been that Buhari will run; maintaining that nothing would change the party’s resolve to “do the needful.”
Makarfi, who is also the immediate past national caretaker chairman of the PDP said, “For me, it should be news only if the announcement had been that he will not seek re-election.”
He added that it has always been the expectation of PDP that Buhari would run for the 2019 presidential election.
“For the PDP, our expectations have always been that he will run; so, nothing changes in our resolve to do the needful.
What the country needs is mature, issues-based clean contest,” Makarfi said.