President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that he would seek reelection in the 2019 presidential election.
The development was made public by the president's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmed.
Legit.ng notes that Ahmad took to his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad, to announce the development on Monday, April 9. He further disclosed that the president made the announcement during the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari gave clues that he would seek re-election in 2019.
The issue of whether Buhari would run for the 2019 presidency had been a subject of debate in the public, with political analysts insisting that his body language was in the affirmative, especially as various support groups were drumming support for him.
However, while attending the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, the president gave a hint that suggested he would likely run for another term.
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