Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term in February 2019 elections, the presidency announced on Twitter on Monday.
The governor of Kaduna state had earlier tweeted that Buhari told the ruling party’s National Executive Committee of his intention to contest in the 2019 presidential elections.
Kaduna’s governor, Nasir El-Rufai, is one of Buhari’s key allies.
“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.
Many Nigerians jokingly call him “Baba Go-Slow”, though his supporters have given him the credit for Nigeria’s exit from recession in the second quarter of last year.
Buhari will seek his All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s presidential ticket to contest the 2019 elections, the presidency said on its Twitter account.