President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019 for the highest office in Nigeria, the Nigerian Presidency, Premium Times reports.
President Buhari made the declaration at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The President said he was responding to the clamour by Nigerians to re-contest in 2019, adding that he wanted to give NEC the honour of notifying them first.
Shortly before making the declaration, the President presented a speech on the report submitted by the APC National Executive Technical Committee.
This has been expected – Buhari will go for second term: ‘Similarly, Ahmed Makarfi, former National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), said in a text message that: “It’s no news that he is contesting, it would have been news if he had announced the opposite.”’