- The general secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria Issa Aremu has spoken about President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election
- Aremu said Labour will also exercise its constitutional rights to vote based on critical assessment of all political office holders
- He said President Buhari certainly has the right under the 1999 constitution to seek re-election for second term in office
2019: Labour speaks about Buhari's second term bid
The general secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), Issa Aremu said President Muhammadu Buhari's second term bid is a constitutional matter.
According to a press statement by Aremu, "For us in the labour movement, 1999 Constitution of Nigeria allows for two term tenure for the President if elected. Same for governors and open ended for legislators."
Daily Trust reports that Aremu said President Buhari certainly has the right under the 1999 Constitution to seek re-election for second term in office.
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He argued that the same Constitution allows all eligible citizens to exercise their rights to vote and be voted for.
He further alluded that the controversy over why the President is contesting or not is therefore unnecessary adding, "He has that right for re-election.
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"What is also clear is that Labour will also exercise its constitutional rights to vote based on critical assessment of all political office holders with respect to decent work, decent pay, employment, cost of living, security and building of a prosperous, fair, just and united Nigeria.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and Publicity confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
He said that the president made the declaration at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
The presidential aide quoted President Buhari as saying that he was responding to the clamour by Nigerians to re-contest in 2019, adding that he wanted to give the NEC, the honour of notifying them first.
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