President Muhammadu Buhari says millions of people from all parts of the country will join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next few months.
Buhari said this in a letter he sent to Basheer Mohammed, a former senator, who recently defected to APC from the Peoples Democratic Party.
The letter dated January 25, 2018, and titled ‘Re: Declaration for APC’, was a response to an earlier one written by Mohammed.
“I was most delighted to receive your letter informing me of your impending decision to formally declare for our great party, APC,” read Buhari’s letter.
“Furthermore, I am very encouraged to learn that you are bringing thousands of new supporters into the fold. We are expecting millions to join us in the next few months.
“I would have very much welcomed another opportunity to be in Kano but due to a conflict of engagements, I am due on that day in Addis Ababa for an important African Union meeting which was scheduled months ago.
“I hope I shall have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Presidential Villa in the near future. I wish the event turns out to be a resounding success.”
Buhari is yet to publicly declare for the 2019 election but there are clear indications that he would run.
Last week, his campaign office was inaugurated in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.