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Breaking! President Buhari To Seek Re-election In 2019.

FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2015 file photo, opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari waves to supporters after casting his vote in his home town of Daura, northern Nigeria. On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nigeria's aviation minister said President Goodluck Jonathan had called challenger Muhammadu Buhari to concede and congratulate him on his electoral victory, paving the way for a peaceful transfer of power in Africa's richest and most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his decision to seek re-election in 2019 was based on the clamour by Nigerians.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said this at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress, held at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Monday in Abuja declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019.

“President Buhari made the declaration at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Council of the All Progressives Congress.

“The President said he was responding to the clamour by Nigerians to re-contest in 2019, adding that he wanted to give NEC the honour of notifying them first.

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

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