President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, announced his intention to seek re-election in the 2019 presidential election.
This was disclosed by the President’s personal assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad.
Ahmad disclosed the declaration via his Twitter handle.
“BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari has just officially announced his intention to seek re-election in 2019. Details soon…”, Ahmaad wrote.
In a follow up tweet, he wrote, “It’s official #PMBForNigeria 2019”.
Reacting to the news, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) advocacy group, took to Twitter to give her opinion.
In a tweet on Monday, the former minister of Education wrote: “Reading the Breaking News that our President will be seeking reelection in 2019, I remembered the story of the “Ejionu” masquerade.
“Our President had not yet recovered from his first journey and here he is UNLIKE the very wise Ejionu, seeking to embark on a second one. Hmmm.
“The nice part of the “Breaking News” is that it is good to formally know that it is directly to @NGRPresident @MBuhari that Nigerian citizens will shortly be handing the APC’s own #RedCardToAPCAndPDP in 2019.
“There was a masquerade which in a burst of Hubris left its own village & strayed into a neighboring town.
“The neighbors gave it the beating of a lifetime, it barely survived.
“Asked some months later if it would go again, it replied:
“I have not recovered from my 1st journey!”.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari recently departed the country on an official visit to United Kingdom, according to a tweet by the presidential PA on New Media.