The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for second term.
The party said on Wednesday that its National Executive Committee, NEC, did at its meeting in Abuja, was to pass a vote of confidence on Buhari and the John Odigie – Oyegun- led National Working Committee, NWC.
The APC said the vote of confidence was not the same as endorsing the President for a second term.
Speaking with Punch, on the matter, the party’s Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, explained that the issue of endorsing the President for a second term did not form part of discussions during the NEC meeting.
Asked if the endorsement of Buhari for a second term in 2019 was part of decisions taken during the party ’s last NEC meeting, Abdullahi said, “No. You will recall that the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, addressed this issue while responding to a question on the issue of 2019 at yesterday (Tuesday ’s) briefing when he said the President has not said he wants to contest and that for now, his focus is on the issue of governance, so the issue of endorsing him (President ) for a second term in 2019 did not arise.”