Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, today, announced he will seek re-election in 2019.
Mr. Buhari made the announcement on Monday at a meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress leadership.
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 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.
Mr. Buhari took office on May 29, 2015 after defeating then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election of that year.