The number of people aspiring to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 has increased by one.

Second Republic senator and former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Professor Iyorwuese Hagher has joined the 2019 presidential race.

Hagher was also the Founding Chairman, Association of Pro-chancellors of Private Universities of Nigeria.

Although he has not disclosed the political platform he would use to actualize his ambition, the entry of Hagher, an academic of note is expected to add quality to the competition.

He said after tremendous pressure, he has decided to join the race for the Nigeria presidential election in 2019.

According to him: “After tremendous pressure from my friends, political leaders, spiritual fathers and mothers, traditional leaders, youth organisations, human rights advocacy groups, Nigeria diplomats, Nigerians in Diaspora, my past and present university students and relatives of the voiceless masses, I have decided to join the race for the Nigeria presidential election in 2019.

Recall that Hagher had recently accused President Buhari of promoting genocide on account of his administration's treatment of the murderous Fulani herdsmen with kid gloves.

Hagher is an indigene of Benue State, where the latest episode of herdsmen's brutality resulted in numerous deaths.

He also advised the President against seeking a second term.     

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