The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as self-serving, the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari by seven governors of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governors, led by Nasir El-Rufai of Kaaduna State, last Friday, urged Buhari to seek a second term in office come 2019.
According to them, the call was hinged on the need to ensure continuity and consolidate on the President’s achievements in his first term.
In its reaction, the PDP asked the seven governors to face the reality of defeat awaiting them in 2019, stressing that their call on the President was not driven by love or patriotism for the country.
In a statement posted on its official Twitter Handle, the PDP said “The visit of Governor El-Rufai and six other governors of the All Progressive Congress (APC), to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to run for second term is self-serving.
“Governor El-Rufai and his cohorts are scared stiff of the ‘looming disgrace’ awaiting them at the 2019 polls, forgetting that President Buhari himself will face an imminent and inevitable electoral defeat too, come 2019.
“They are not driven by love for President Buhari or patriotism. They are struggling to save their imminent job loss. But can a drowning man rescue another?” The party asked rhetorically.
The other six governors – Yahaya Bello (Kogi State), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano State), Solomon Lalong (Plateau State), Abubakar Bello (Niger State), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe State) and Jibrilla Bindo (Adamawa State) – with the exception of Geidam, are all seeking a second term in office.