The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, had said all those plotting to replace president Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 are more or less self-seeking individuals who do not mean well for the country.
He explained that although the president had yet to declare interest in seeking re-election, the interest of Nigeria would be better served if he was given an opportunity to consolidate on the gains so far recorded since he assumed office in 2015.
According to him, President Buhari still had a lot to offer Nigeria and Nigerians even as he turned 75 yesterday.
Okechukwu said in an interview with PUNCH: “In recent times, one had never seen Nigerians collectives united as we did in prayers, especially when he returned from the medical trip abroad and went back. To be honest, in the midst of those troubling sick months, we were worried to the marrow and it was as if Nigeria was sick.
“For this, I rededicate my faith in Almighty God and glorify His name, as it demonstrated that nothing is impossible in the hands of God.
“In sum, one is praying for more years for Mr. President, so as to consolidate this system and laying the solid foundation for an industrial society.
“It is crucial for Nigerians to vote for him (in 2019). Those who are clamouring to displace him are more or less self- serving,”
Okechukwu further recalled how the late President of the Senate, Chuba Okadigbo, predicted some time in 2002 that the entrance of the then General Muhammadu Buhari into Nigeria’s political space would changed the nation’s political landscape.