Nigerians will beg President Muhammadu Buhari to do a third term in office, the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar said.
Mr Umar stated this on Friday when he played host to a delegation led by former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, championing for the re-election of the president, in Duara, Buhari’s native hometown.
The traditional ruler also used the opportunity to advise politicians currently jostling for the presidency in 2019 to shelve their ambition, arguing that they are on a wild goose chase as President Buhari already has the mandate of the people to continue in office.
“Buhari will shock Nigerians by the time he begins his second term in office in 2019 because he is poised to transform the country beyond their expectations,” Mr Umar said.
“Nigerians will eventually beg Buhari to do a third term by the time they begin to see his performance from 2019. Anybody opposing Buhari’s second term is wasting his time because the people have already taken the decision for him to continue in office. Buhari will come out with his real colour in 2019 and that is when Nigerians will see a new Nigeria that they have always desired,” he added.
The Emir of Daura urged the former governor to sustain the campaign for Buhari’s re-election noting that, “with God’s help, he will deliver us.”
Speaking earlier, Kalu told the Emir that he was at the palace in continuation of his visit to traditional rulers across the country, to solicit their support in the campaign for Buhari to get re-elected in 2019.
“We know that President Muhammadu Buhari is the son of the soil but we want you to advise the people and even beyond Daura, to vote him again in 2019. We want to make sure that our 4+4 is realised because those who are against Buhari’s return want an opportunity to loot the treasury,” he said.