President Muhammadu Buhari has announced his intention to run for president in the 2019 elections.
Buhari made this known to the All Progressives Congress National Executive Council, Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai announced on his Twitter.
BREAKING NEWS: PMB has just announced to APC NEC his intention to run for a second term of office. Alhamdulillah. – Nasir El-Rufai
— Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (@elrufai) April 9, 2018
Both the president’s official Twitter @NGRPresident, and the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed the news, writing:
@MBuhari has just announced his intention to seek the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and contest for a second term of Office in the 2019 elections.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 9, 2018
Whether or not the president should run for a second term of office has been often debated by the populace.
Supporters of the president have urged him to run, including the Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje, who said he’d sue the president if he decides not to run.
Others, like former leaders Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, have however described Buhari’s first term as a failure, asked that he step down graciously, and allow the ushering in of a new administration.
SOURCE : Bellanaija.com