The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared, through Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesperson, that the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term is an internal affairs of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP said it has nothing to say about the declaration by the president as it had only placed Buhari among the list of Nigerians seeking to contest in 2019.
“The declaration has placed President Buhari among the ranks of aspirants seeking to be the president of the federal republic, effective May 29, 2019. Until he becomes the candidate of the APC, we will not spend precious time on his mere show of interest,” a statement released by the party in the evening of Monday, April 9, said.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that some Nigerians welcomed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019, saying it was a good decision, as it would help consolidate the gains recorded by his administration, if re-elected.
However, some members of the opposition political parties said in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto and Kaduna that the president won’ t find it easy going for second term.
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Alhaji Sidi Ali, publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto state, said: “Buhari has all it takes to re-contest and the decision is a welcome development."
Meanwhile, two APC chieftains in Ebonyi state applauded the declaration of President Buhari to run for second term saying that the decision would benefit all Nigerians.
The chieftains noted that the outstanding performance of the president qualified him to run for re-election to consolidate on the achievements recorded in his first term. The chieftains spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abakaliki.
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