Buhari has just subtly indicated interest in running for 2019 presidential election which explains is reason for having the governors of Akwa Ibom and Bauchi state while he addressed the Nigerian comunnity in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Buhari hinted that having the two governors from different spheres of the country will be a plus to his votes when it’s time for election. In the meeting, he said
““First I want to apologize for keeping you for too long seating, this is because I insisted on the governors attending this meeting. This is why I came along with them so that when we are going to meet you, when you are going to meet the rest of Nigerians if you tell them that their governors were in the accompany of the president, I think that will be another vote for me in future. I’m very pleased that they were able to turn up.”