President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the reason he decided to announce his desire to seek re-election early enough in April is to “cool tempers.”
Buhari stated this at the presidential villa while receiving members of the Buhari Support Group Centre.
He also thanked members of the group for strongly standing by him over the years “without getting anything.”
In a statement sent to DAILY POST by the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said, “I had to announce before the National Executive Committee about my intention to ask for the party’s nomination for next year’s election, so that we can save a lot of time and cool tempers.”
“A lot of people are trying to make it a habit of being a nuisance to themselves and to Nigerians.
“So, when I announced my intention, ‘I said okay, let those who are serious come out and I try to make sure that the party is re-organised and consolidated.
“This is so that we start from bottom to top, so that Nigerians will be involved and that each constituency will pick those they want to represent them at various levels, whether local government chairmen, counselors, state houses of assemblies, House of Representatives, Senate and finally, the Presidency,” He added.
“With this participation, some of the people who are educated and sophisticated, they say for those who have got the money, bring the money but we will still do what we want to do,” he said.