Again, Buhari Discloses Intention To Run For Reelection In 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has again dropped hints that he may seek a second term in office as 2019 general elections draw nearer.
It is 436 days to go and President Buhari again gave the hint in Kano on Wednesday when he jokingly canvassed for votes when he visited the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, in his place.
Buhari is in the state on a two-day official visit.
He stated that Kano is still his political stronghold state, saying nobody can disabuse the minds of the electorates about his administration or leadership style.
He said: “I know the elections. If they are to be free and fair, if it is a question of numbers, if it is a question of allowing people to make their choice, then I think the people of Kano are in my pocket.
“I am overwhelmed by the sea of people I see and by what I see today, if elections are contested I will no doubt win it".
Buhari won nearly 90% of the votes in Kano during the 2015 general election.
He garnered 1,903,999 votes in Kano, which is Nigeria‘s second most populous state after Lagos.
Buhari also won the state in the 2011 presidential election by winning over 59% of the total vote cast in the state.
The President had earlier dropped hints that he is likely to re-contest in the 2019 elections in far away Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire few days ago.
During the interactive session with Nigerians in the country, President Buhari stated that he had to inisist that the two governors on his team must accompany him to the meeting in order that they may convince Nigerians to vote for him in the future.
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Buhari said: "First I want to apologise for keeping you for too long sitting, this is because I insisted on the governors attending this meeting.
"This is why I came along with them so that when we are going to meet you, when you are going to meet the rest of Nigerians, if you tell them that their governors were in the company of the president, I think that will be another vote for me in the future. I’m very pleased that they were able to turn up".
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