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Nigeria senate president declares to run for president

Nigeria Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Thursday officially declared his intent to run for president in the 2019 general elections.

“I have decided to answer the call of teeming youth who have asked me to run for President. Accordingly, I hereby announce my intention to run for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. #GrowNigeria” he said in a tweet.

Some Nigerians have reacted to his declaration.

Mr Saraki, who is Nigeria’s third most senior politician after the president and the vice-president, recently defected from the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

On Wednesday, Saraki met with the former Nigeria president, Goodluck Jonathan and has also paid courtesy visits to former military presidents Ibrahim Babangida, Olusegun Obasanjo amongst other notable politicians across the country since his defection.

He will now have to campaign to win the PDP primary election before going on to contest for the presidency.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will run for a second term in 2019.

Nigeria senate president declares to run for president

Nigeria Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Thursday officially declared his intent to run for president in the 2019 general elections.

“I have decided to answer the call of teeming youth who have asked me to run for President. Accordingly, I hereby announce my intention to run for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. #GrowNigeria” he said in a tweet.

Some Nigerians have reacted to his declaration.

Mr Saraki, who is Nigeria’s third most senior politician after the president and the vice-president, recently defected from the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

On Wednesday, Saraki met with the former Nigeria president, Goodluck Jonathan and has also paid courtesy visits to former military presidents Ibrahim Babangida, Olusegun Obasanjo amongst other notable politicians across the country since his defection.

He will now have to campaign to win the PDP primary election before going on to contest for the presidency.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will run for a second term in 2019.

 

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