President Muhammadu Buhari has formally announced he is coming for second term in the 2019 elections!
President Buhari announced he will seek re-election in 2019 on Monday at a meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress leadership.
The National Executive Committee(NEC) meeting of the party is holding in Abuja today.
Mr. Buhari made the declaration 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 PREMIUM TIMES that
“It is true that the president has announced his commitment to seek re election in 2019”.
While the president has long indicated he will seek a second term of four years, this is his first public announcement.
Bolaji Abdullahi, national publicity secretary of the APC, and the Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa also confirmed this while addressing journalists in Abuja after the NEC meeting.
Special adviser to the President on New media and engagement, Bashir Ahmad in a tweet on his official handle @BashirAhmaad also confirmed it. Bashir tweeted:
“President Muhammadu Buhari has just officially announced his intention to seek re-election in 2019. Details soon…”
An excited Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai also in a tweet on his verified handle @elrufai made the announcement.