Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, attended the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday wearing a cap campaigning for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019.
The meeting, which was chaired by the President, held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
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Amid series of endorsements from leaders and members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), President Buhari is yet to declare his intention of seeking re-election when his tenure ends next year.
Mr Shittu, however, was spotted at the Council meeting on a suit, with a blue shirt and a blue cap which has the APC logo and the inscription, “Continuity ’19: Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo” on it.
The FEC meeting held one day after former President Olusegun Obasanjo criticised President Buhari’s government and warned him against seeking re-election.
Obasanjo, Nigeria’s President between 1999 and 2007, gave the warning on Tuesday in a 13-page statement titled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”.
He observed that the present administration has performed far below expectation and asked President Buhari to honourably join the league of the nation’s former leaders.
The former President warned the nation’s first citizen not joke with the patience of Nigerians but should in a dignified way dismount from the horse (seat of power).
“President Buhari needs a dignified and honourable dismount from the horse. He needs to have time to reflect, refurbish physically and recoup and after appropriate rest, once again, join the stock of Nigerian leaders whose experience, influence, wisdom and outreach can be deployed on the sideline for the good of the country.
“His place in history is already assured; without impaired health and strain of age, running the affairs of Nigeria is a 25/7 affair, not 24/7,” Obasanjo had said.