President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday may have provided a hint that he would seek re-election as Nigeria’s President in 2019.
This comes after he made reference to a “campaign” statement while on a condolence visit to Makurdi, the Benue state capital, over the suspected herdsmen crisis.
According to a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari promised Benue stakeholders that he would address their list of demands if he decides to come back to the state to campaign.
Adesina’s statement quoted President Buhari as saying, “When coming back on campaign, if coming back on campaign, I may promise.”
Although he has not formally declared, various individuals and groups, including the governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have urged President Buhari to declare his intention to seek re-election for a second term.
President Buhari has, however, insisted that he needs more time to make consultations around the country before announcing his final decision on the 2019 elections.