Nigeria: Buhari affirmed as candidate for 2019 polls
Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Party, APC, on Saturday affirmed the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of February 2019 elections.
The septuagenarian will be contesting for a second and final term in charge of Africa’s most populous and its largest economy. Buhari stood uncontested for the ticket.
At the end of polling in what the APC termed direct primaries, the president polled over 14.8 million votes at the special congress held at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
“It is with a deep sense of humility that I accept the nomination of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, to be its candidate and flagbearer in the 2019 Presidential election.
“I thank you all for your support and guidance, and for staying committed to the Change Agenda,” Buhari said as part of his acceptance speech.
Source: Africa News