President Buhari to run for second term with party endorsement

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for a second term in polls scheduled for February 2019 after his party announced his candidacy on Saturday, as the opposition votes to select his election challenger.

As the sole contender for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, Buhari’s confirmation by some 7 000 delegates gathered in the capital Abuja was a mere formality.

Next year’s presidential race appears to have tightened in recent months with the APC hit by a wave of defections over the leadership style of the 75-year-old former military ruler.

Source: News 24

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