President Buhari To Seek Re-Election In 2019

The National Chairman of Accord Party Hon. Mohammed Nalado with Dr Doyin Okupe in nAbeokuta. Facebook

The National Chairman of Accord Party Hon. Mohammed Nalado with Dr Doyin Okupe in nAbeokuta. Facebook

Buhari had on Monday declared to run for a second term in 2019 and the APC Enugu described the move as a new dawn in the country's history.

Some Nigerians have in the past called on the president to step down from office because of health issues, which had kept him away from office for several months while he sought medical treatment in Britain.

A top aide to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Nigerians living in London to be careful and to show restraint, following killings in the city. "We must not quickly forget the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari contested the 2015 election on one significant platform - change; have we seen any significant change?" the PDP member questioned.

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo can not stop President Muhammadu Buhari from winning in 2019.

The group, in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by its chairman and secretary, Austin Braimoh and Cassidy Madueke respectively, noted that during the programme, the politician claimed that President Buhari upon landing in the United Kingdom, was immediately whisked to a hospital.

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Shortly before making the declaration, the President presented a speech on the report submitted by the APC National Executive Technical Committee.

On the purported vote of no confidence allegedly passed on the President by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and the Supreme Council for Shariah, Adesina said that the two groups had the constitutional right to support anybody vying for the country's foremost office.

"That was the first thing that drew the President to make a sudden declaration, a desperate declaration to run for a second term", Ologbondiyan stated.

"Muhammadu Buhari is welcome to contest for the Presidency in 2019 and I think it is a healthy practice to have a gentleman of his age, his mould and people who have been in power for the past 50 years contest". Obasanjo was president here, he wanted a third term and he didn't get it.

The statement said: "President Buhari needs to consolidate on the achievements his administration has recorded in over three years, especially in economic growth, anti-graft war, security and youth development". Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is touting the Coalition for Nigeria, the Nigerian Intervention Movement is headed by human-rights lawyer Olisa Agbakoba, and the Red Card Movement is led by Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former minister and ex-vice president of the World Bank.

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