Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunla Amosun, yesterday, said only health status can stop President Muhammadu Buhari from seeking re-election in 2019.
Amosun noted that without the Buhari administration, Nigeria would have gone into extinction.
He spoke to newsmen in Abeokuta on the sidelines of a Book Launch and Scholarship Scheme in commemoration of the first anniversary of the death of the educationist, Chief Lamidi Sofenwa.•Amosun: Ogun governor
The programme was jointly organised by the Egba Science Education Foundation, Abeokuta Club, Ogun State Cricket Foundation, Old Student Associations Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro and Methodist Boys High School, Lagos.
Amosun berated the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Jummai Alhassan, who declared her support for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s presidential bid.
“The only thing that can probably prevent Mr. President from contesting is on health grounds because if not for this administration of President Muhammad Buhari only God knows where Nigeria would have been”, the governor said.
“The only thing that can stop Mr President is his health status but as we can see today Mr President is back and very soon it would be clear for everybody to see that Mr. President is so well.”
Speaking on the action of Alhassan, Amosun said the Minister should have been courageous enough to quit, saying you “cannot blow hot and cold at the same time.”