Buhari Declares To Run In 2019, Asks Oyegun To Resign
President Muhammadu Buhari finally lets the cat out of the bag on Monday when he declared his intention to run for the second term in office in 2019.
He made his mind known to the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday as he asked for the support of the chieftains of the party.
Buhari, who had been diplomatic about the ambition dazed the party bigwigs, governors and national officials when he refused to talk about the tenure elongation but chose to launch his ambition.
The president is due in London today where he would meet with the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May to discuss the bilateral relationship between Nigeria and British.
At the NEC meeting, the president spoke on the illegality of tenure elongation, adding that the present national and state officials must resign if they wish to contest again.
Buhari described as illegal tenure elongation about two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the former Governor of Edo State, Mr Adams Oshiomole appears to be the latest bride in town to fill Oyegun’s post.
Odigie-Oyegun has not declared his intention to run.