Doubt and speculations whether President Muhammadu Buhari will run for 2019 election or not, has fizzled out owing to his declaration on April 9, 2018. But the 75 years-old retired General has said his earlier declaration was to forestall distractions in his governance.
Buhari said, “I had to announce before the National Executive Committee of our party about my intention to ask for the party’s nomination for next year’s election so that we can save a lot of time and cool tempers.
“A lot people were trying to make it a habit of being a nuisance to themselves and many Nigerians, so when I came out I said those who are serious let them come out.
“And I tried to make sure that the party is organized and consolidated so that we start from the bottom to the top, and that Nigerians will be involved in a way that each constituency will pick those that are going to represent them at various levels, whether as Local Government chairmen, in the State Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and finally the president,’’ he said.