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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

EU/AU Summit: President Buhari Hints At Seeking Re-Election In 2019

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night hinted that he might contest future elections.

Buhari gave the hint jokingly while interacting with the Nigerian community in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, even though he did not say if he was going to re-contest the 2019 Presidential elections.


The President is in Abidjan, for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit.

The President while apologizing for keeping those that came for the interactive session waiting, explained that he insisted on having governors Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State and Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State present, so that Nigerians in Côte d’Ivoire from the two states will be happy that he was accompanied by their governors and that might earn him votes in future.

He said “First I want to apologize for keeping you for too long seating; 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 accompany 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,” he said

The hall immediately erupted in laughter and clapping.

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