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President Buhari Declares For 2019 Re-election

President Buhari Declares For 2019 Re-election

Eniola Awokoya

President Muhammadu Buhari, has formally announced his bid for re-election in 2019.

President Buhari made the announcement on Monday, at a meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress leadership.

Presently, the National Executive Committee(NEC) meeting of the party is holding in Abuja.

President Buhari made the declaration, shortly after the media had left the NEC hall of APC secretariat in Abuja.

The Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa, confirmed to newsmen that “It is true that the president has announced his commitment to seek re election in 2019”.

The President’s declaration has put paid to speculations that he will be seeking re-election come 2019.

The governors elected on the platform of the APC, have repeatedly called on the President to run, with one of them, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, saying his state would sue, should the president decline to seek reelection.