Buhari is fit to contest for presidency in 2019 – Femi Adesina

The presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has in a recent interview revealed that his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, is presently in a better state of health than he was in 2015.

The presidential spokesman further added that his principal is fit enough to seek re-election come 2019.

Adesina while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday stated that Buhari is however yet to decide on whether he will re-contest for office or not.

Femi Adesina added: “Yes, health is wealth. The president is not a frivolous person. If he thinks that his health cannot carry anything, he will not do it.

“So, of course, his health will matter a lot. It will be very important but we need to give glory to God for the way he is now.

“Every day you see the president, you see a glow about him, you see freshness about him. I think he’s even in a better state than when he came in 2015. It’s all to the glory of God.

“So, once he assesses that his health can carry it, there’s nothing wrong if he steps into the fray. But he has the final decision.”

Femi Adesina’s remark comes after a report surfaced online indicating that Buhari had re-elected the Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, as his campaign organisation’s DG.

Adesina further added: “It was not like that in the past when a certain party was in power. They won all the elections that held in states.

“But you saw Anambra.

“Just this weekend, you saw a senatorial election there. Some months ago in November, you saw the governorship election.

“If APC had wanted to overrun Anambra using federal might, it would have done that and it would win the election.

“Election was held in Bayelsa under this administration, APC didn’t do it. Ondo, APC won fair and square. Kogi, it won fair and square. Where APC wins, it wins. Where it loses, it loses.

“That’s the attitude of the president. Your party doesn’t have to win by hook or crook.”

In reaction to the social media report that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had been appointed as Director-General for President Buhari’s campaign organisation, Femi Adesina maintained that the report is merely a rumor.

“Well, me I believe that things like Director-General will come when you have become a candidate. If the president steps into the fray now, he’s an aspirant just like any other aspirant.

“Having a Director-General comes when you become a candidate of the party.”