Breaking Buhari officially declares to run for second term
“ President Muhammadu Buhari has just officially announced his intention to seek re- election in 2019. ”
This was the simple statement released by the President ’ s Personal Assistant on New Media Engagement , Bashir Ahmad.
Buhari also made the declaration on Monday morning ( today) at the ongoing National Executive Committee meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The President has asked party members to grant waiver to the party’ s National Chairman , John Odigie- Oyegun , and other members of the National Working Committee who want to seek re -election .
NEC meeting , which is presently holding, is being attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki , Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and 24 state governors .
Before now , 75- year -old President Buhari had left Nigerians guessing as to whether or not he would run for second term.
As of March 1, the All Progressives Congress had passed a vote of confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari , denying that it was not the same as endorsing the President for a second term.
By April 1, while preparations had started among politicians for the elections , all eyes had remained on Buhari who had , until now , remained silent on whether or not he will seek re -election .
His loyalists , APC governors , as well as the chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress all expressed their support for him to go for a second term.