Posted on Wed 29 Nov 2017, 02:16 PM

President Muhammadu Buhari may have given the first informal indication that he will be contesting in  the 2019 Presidential election.

The Cable reports that the President, on the heels of the 5th European Union/African Union summit holding in Abidjan, told the Nigerian community there, that he came to their meeting with their governors as “it may earn another vote for me in the future”.

While apologising for keeping them waiting, he said he wanted governors Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom state and Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state to be at the meeting.

 “First, I want to apologise for keeping you for too long sitting. This is because I insisted on the governors attending this meeting. This is why I came along with them so that when we are going to meet you, when you are going to meet the rest of Nigerians if you tell them that their governors were in the accompany of the president, I think that will be another vote for me in the future. I’m very pleased that they were able to turn up.”

The hall erupted in laughter — but the undertone was not missed.

He also gave a cryptic message on Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“I also thank our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He has brought me a very beautiful piece of information which I was not aware of it until I sat down and read it this evening (Tuesday night). Thank you very much for your hard work and I will discuss that paper with you,” he said, without disclosing what the information was about.

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