Imo state Governor and Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Chief Rochas Okorocha, says there would be no automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Okorocha said the President, would need to go through the stipulated process, in his bid to seek re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
The governor made this known on Thursday, after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the state house Abuja.
He said all candidates on the party’s platform, must emerge through a transparent democratic process.
According to the governor, President Buhari’s qualification to run for second term in 2019 is not in doubt but that he must go through party primaries to avoid imposition of candidates.
He said: “The gentleman is looking much more handsome than even before he went to hospital; he is looking stronger and so he has every right and qualifications to re-contest, there is nothing wrong at all.
“But, we don’t allow imposition of candidate. It must be democratically done. If President Buhari will lead the ship in 2019 and I said, democratically done, transparently (done) to the amazement of the whole world, the way we do our things in APC and people will be happy.”