Buhari To Announce Decision On Second Term Soon
President Muhammadu Buhari will soon announce to Nigerians whether he would seek a second term in office or not.
Speculation has been rife that Buhari, 74, could seek re-election after he has spent over 100 days in a London hospital treating a strange ailment.
There are also claims that Buhari had earlier vowed to serve only one term.
One of Buhari’s Ministers, Aisha Alhassan shocked many Nigerians when a video surfaced on Tuesday showing her declaring support for a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 presidential election.
Alhassan, who is Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, said she would support Abubakar even if President Muhammadu Buhari chooses to run.
She said: “In 2015 prior to the election, when Buhari decided to contest following intense pressure, he declared that he was going to serve one tenure, that is four years.
“And to date no-one can claim Buhari has expressed any desire to stand for re-election in 2019.”
However, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun said the President will soon decide if he wants to seek another term.
Oyegun disclosed this to newsmen in Benin on Thursday.
He said: “The decision, whether our President will run for a second term, is a decision only President Buhari can make, and he will make it at the proper time.
“For now, he still has nearly two years of painful, strenuous reconstruction of the Nigerian economy and all the other promises he made both in anti-corruption and on security is still serious work in progress.
“At the proper time, he will decide, and at the proper time, the APC will decide and the public will know.”